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Pritzker Criticizes Rauner for Siding With Trump on National Guard at Border

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said he would send National Guard troops to the border if President Donald Trump requested them from the state. “Frankly, the president is the commander-in-chief of our military,” he said at an event in Springfield on Tuesday. “Illinois has not been requested to send troops. If we are requested, I believe we’ll honor that request.” Rauner’s rival in the November gubernatorial election, billionaire JB Pritzker, blasted Rauner on Twitter for the statement, writing that Rauner “needs to stand up to Trump’s blatant racism and political pandering. This is an unnecessary and irresponsible use of our National Guard.” (Capitol Fax)

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