February 19, 2019 | Harvest Prude
President Donald Trump’s use of a national emergency declaration to access billions of dollars for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has sparked fierce debate and legal challenges. Since the Friday declaration, Democrats on Capitol Hill have united in decrying the move….
Republicans have split on the issue. While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., have backed the president, others voiced concerns. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., warned Trump’s move might take the country down a “rabbit hole,” with future presidents seizing unchecked executive power to accomplish their agendas. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said, “No crisis justifies violating the Constitution.”
White House adviser Stephen Miller argued the president is upholding, not violating, the Constitution: “What the president was saying is that like past presidents, he could choose to ignore this crisis, choose to ignore this emergency as others have. But that’s not what he’s going to do.”
The declaration immediately triggered legal battles. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that his state plans to file a lawsuit against the move….(Excerpt from Harvest Prude article in WORLD)