Alabama to review Guard resources if sought for border duty

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s governor says she’ll work with military leaders to determine whether the state National Guard has spare troops to send to the Mexican border if requested by the White House.

President Donald Trump wants to send as many as 4,000 Guard members to the border, and some governors are opposing the request.

But Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey says she will consult with the head of the Alabama Guard to see what resources are available should state forces be needed.

A statement issued Friday by Ivey’s office cites the need not to impede Guard missions in the state. It also quotes Ivey as saying Alabama has a “long history” of supporting the military and nation in times of need.