February 15, 2019

Congressman Joe Neguse Statement on President Trump’s Intent to Declare a National Emergency

Washington D.C.— Congressman Joe Neguse released the following statement in response to President Trump’s intent to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall on our southern border:

“The President’s apparent plan to declare a national emergency is lawless and unconstitutional. Under President Trump’s purported plan, the military would need to seize hundreds of miles of private and state-owned land. It’s a gross abuse of authority and a threat to our rule of law. If the President declares a national emergency tonight, we must challenge it in court tomorrow.”