Rep. Soto Statement on Trump’s Plan to Declare a National Emergency

February 14, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL-09) released the following statement on the possibility of President Trump declaring a national emergency:

“President Trump’s intention to declare a ‘national emergency’ to steal funds for his ineffective border wall is unconstitutional and destined to fail. A political disagreement does not constitute an “emergency.” If it were, he would have declared this on day one of his presidency. The fact is that illegal immigration is at historically low levels. This nonexistent emergency is simply President Trump’s attempt to circumvent Congress. The House Democratic Majority will now have another opportunity to provide President Trump with a constitutional lesson on checks and balances.”