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Congressman Carson Blasts Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Feb 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Carson issued the following statement opposing President Trump’s national emergency declaration:

“President Trump’s reckless, unlawful declaration, and his remarks surrounding its announcement, are just the latest demonstration of his disregard for the Constitution and rule of law. His assertions, whether about the threat of dangerous immigrants, the effectiveness of his proposed wall, or the legality of his declaration, have been shown time and time again to have no basis in facts. He is violating the Constitution and the will of the American people in this ongoing crusade, and it has to stop.

“He was correct about one thing in his erratic speech though: Those of us with a commitment to the rule of law and compassionate immigration policy will fight him on this every step of the way. Allowing a wall to be built through this egregious overreach would irreparably upend the balance of power and the system of checks and balances on which our government is founded. And it would forever tarnish our global reputation as a beacon of light to those in need.”