By Lachland Markay
June 29, 2021
A Tennessee billionaire and high-dollar Republican donor is funding the deployment of South Dakota National Guard troops to the U.S. Mexico border.
Driving the news: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who’s gaining attention as a possible 2024 presidential contender, made a splash on Tuesday with an announcement that she was deploying an unspecified number of National Guard troops to the border in Texas. A news release said the deployment “will be paid for by a private donation.”