Congresswoman Wexton on Trump Declaring a National Emergency
Washington, DC, February 15, 2019
In response to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency, Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton issued the following statement:
"This is a reckless abuse of power by the President. The United States is not a dictatorship, and the President cannot declare a national emergency simply because he was unsuccessful in his negotiations with Congress.
"The legislative branch is a separate and coequal branch of government – the President should learn that. He must understand that this kind of partisan gamesmanship is toxic. Reckless political maneuvers like this corrode the very foundation of our democracy.
"I fully support efforts by Democratic leadership to uphold the constitutional authority of Congress and terminate the President's emergency declaration."