Lindsey Graham, the senator, has said on Saturday that he’s supportive of Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency. He also said that Trump’s admission did not need to appeal the emergency powers and that it did not weaken the White House’s claim that there is actually a crisis at the border, in South.
He thinks that Trump has been persuasive in this case, because he thinks that the border is broken. He reminded people that drugs go across the border and kills a lot of Americans, and also human trafficking. He said that the situation is pretty dangerous along the border.
Trump wants his wall fast
On Friday, Trump has announced that he has plans regarding the emergency declaration that is supposed to help the construction of a wall on the southern border. The president said that he wanted to do the wall faster.
Democrats have attacked those remarks because there’s evidence that the current rates of illegal immigration from Mexico to the US do not represent a national emergency. Currently, there are many lawsuits happening against the White House, saying that Trump used the declaration to circumvent lawmakers and he violated the separation of powers outlined in the Constitution. However, Graham said that the actions of the president were legal and, also, justified. He also said that the president has the authority to send troops to the border, as Bush and Obama both did. He said that he’s all in when it comes to doing it as fast as they can.
The Democrats are expected to pass a resolution which will formally disapprove the president’s national emergency declaration. Then it will go to the Senate, where many of the 53 Republicans from the chamber have already expressed their opinion towards Trump decision regarding future administrations.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.