ABC Derides Perry's Border Move: 'Not Needed' and Comes With a 'Hefty Price Tag'

July 22, 2014 - 10:49 AM

[For more, see NewsBusters.] All three morning shows on Tuesday worried about Governor Rick Perry's "controversial," expensive move to send the National Guard to the Texas border. But it was ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday that offered the most annoyed commentary. GMA correspondent Jim Avila began his report by lecturing, "But the border patrol says [National Guard troops are] not needed because federal law prohibits the military from enforcing civilian laws."