Maryland’s Republican governor said that he has deployed both the state’s National Guard and the state police to protect the 500,000 coronavirus tests he secured from seizure by the federal government and “whoever might interfere with us getting that to our folks who needed it.”

On Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan told the Washington Post, “it was a little bit of a concern” that federal officials might confiscate the tests which arrived in his state from South Korea on Monday. Hogan went on to say that reports of other incidents where federal officials attempted to or did confiscated coronavirus related equipment from states played a part in his thinking.

“There had been reports of, for example, in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker told the story of

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