Rep. Takano Statement on President Trump's Unconstitutional National Emergency Declaration


Date: Feb. 15, 2019
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Mark Takano released this statement after President Trump declared a national emergency to build a border wall:

"Declaring a national emergency over a fabricated border crisis is an abuse of power. President Trump failed to get funding for his racist wall -- even when Republicans controlled the House and the Senate -- and is now overstepping his constitutional duties to fulfill a campaign promise that the majority of Americans oppose. This political stunt is irresponsible and sets a dangerous precedent -- all because the President is not the master negotiator he claimed to be."