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Sen. Lindsey Graham: It's time for Trump to declare a national emergency

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said it's time for President Donald Trump to use emergency powers to build a barrier on the US-Mexico border.
Hours before making the statement, Graham appeared to be unsure about whether that was a prudent decision.
The statement follows a meeting at his office at Capitol Hill on Wednesday, in which several of his Republican colleagues and White House officials mounted a last-ditch effort to broker a deal with Democrats.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he thinks it's time for President Donald Trump to use emergency...
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Government Shutdown 2019: President Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border, threatens emergency declaration

Government Shutdown 2019: President Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border, threatens emergency declaration

5 days ago   |   By ABC

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress if he can't reach a deal with Democrats to fund his promised border wall.
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Marco Rubio warns against Trump declaring a national emergency over border security, arguing that one day a Democrat could declare one over climate change

Marco Rubio warns against Trump declaring a national emergency over border security, arguing that one day a Democrat could declare one over climate change

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Sen. Marco Rubio said a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump over border security could hurt Republicans in the future.
Rubio said Congressional Republicans "have to be careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power."
The Florida lawmaker warned that a declaration on border security now could set a precedent that, in the future, might embolden a Democratic president to declare a national emergency over other issues like climate change.
Florida is one of the most flood-prone states in the country due to climate change.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida warned President...
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