Franklin GOP helps fund Texas Guardsmen

Published: Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 11:26 AM.

Texas taxpayers are about to get help with the $12 million a month cost of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to dispatch Texas National Guard troops to the state’s border with Mexico.

The Franklin County Republican Executive Committee last week voted unanimously to send the Lone Star state a check for $500 in symbolic support of Perry’s decision to send 1000 National Guardsmen to lend help at the border.

“Gov. Perry acted when it became apparent that no help was coming from Washington,” said Willie Norred, committee member. “The governor said Texas was under siege by illegal immigrants and this action was necessary to protect Texas citizens from drug gangs and the criminal element.”

Kristy Banks, chair of the Republican committee’, said it made its donation “to provide more than lip service for his (Perry’s) actions.

“We are hopeful that others will join us,” she said. “This is not only Texas’s problem, the problem is all of ours.”

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