WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s decision to send the National Guard to reinforce America’s southern border:

“I’m glad that we finally have a president in Donald Trump who is taking direct action to secure America’s borders and is restoring our national security. Protecting our nation’s borders is a basic responsibility of government, yet at every turn liberals in Washington have obstructed efforts to enhance border security and enforce the rule of law. Today’s action by President Trump is another important step as he keeps his promise to restore the rule of law and make America safe.”