Speaking during a border security round table Friday afternoon at the White House, President Trump said that for the time being, he will not be declaring a national emergency as the government shutdown drags on. . .
“What we’re not looking to do right now is national emergency,” he continued. “I’d rather not do it.” . . .
President Trump maintains he has the authority to declare a national emergency. Republicans on Capitol Hill are split on the issue.
Declare a national emergency NOW.
Build a wall NOW.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) January 11, 2019
Democrats continue to refuse to negotiate in good faith or appropriate any money for border barriers. If they won’t compromise, POTUS should use asset forfeiture money or other discretionary fees to start construction. If not, he should declare a national emergency. It's time.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) January 11, 2019
Murkowski says if Trump declares a national emergency for border wall, the next president may try to do something on climate change and say 'I don't care if I have the support of Congress. I'm going to direct these funds to address..& I don't care whether Congress supports me'
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) January 11, 2019
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