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McConnell Releases Statement On Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Posted at 12:30 PM, Feb 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-15 12:31:48-05

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)— Senator Mitch McConnell has released a statement following President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.

Trump announced Friday that he has signed the appropriate paperwork to declare an emergency on the border so he can build the wall.

McConnell’s statement reads as follows:

“President Trump’s decision to announce emergency action is the predictable and understandable consequence of Democrats’ decision to put partisan obstruction ahead of the national interest. I urge my Democratic colleagues to quickly get serious, put partisanship aside, and work with the president and our homeland security experts to provide the funding needed to secure our borders as we begin the next round of appropriations.”