KENOSHA- The Kenosha County Board of Supervisors is asking Governor Evers to allocate more National Guard troops to the city of Kenosha to get protests under control.
The letter, dated August 26th was written and signed by Board Vice President Monica Yuhas and reads in part, “Our businesses are under attack. Our homes are under attack. Our local law enforcement agencies need additional support to help bring civility back to our community.”
In the letter Yuhas asks for 1,500 guard members, “with police powers,” sent to the county immediately. Yuhas ended the letter by inviting the governor to Kenosha County to, “see firsthand the destruction that has been inflicted on our community”.
Prior to last night the Governor’s Office said it had authorized 250 troops to mobilize in Kenosha County.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Fox News Tuesday night said they had reached out to Governor Evers to offer more federal assistance, however their offer was rebuffed. The Governor’s Office telling the Journal Sentinel that he did speak with President Trump and declined the offer because they’d already upped the guard numbers from 100 on Monday to 250 on Tuesday.
The Board of Supervisors letter can be found below: