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Indivisible Reacts to House Democrats’ Resolution to Block Trump’s Emergency Declaration

02/22/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 7, 2019
Contact: Emily Phelps | press@indivisible.org

Washington, DC—The Indivisible Project’s associate policy director Elizabeth Beavers released the following statement after Democrats in the House of Representatives filed a resolution to block Trump’s fake national emergency:

“A historic power grab requires a historic response. Congress has never acted to terminate a national emergency declared by a president, but it is crucial that they do so this time. Make no mistake: this was not an emergency. Instead, this was an illegal, anti-democratic power grab rooted in hate. Congress and the people rejected Trump’s wall but he decided it didn’t matter.

“Congress has an obligation to check executive abuses as a co-equal branch of government. Legislators must rein in Trump’s authoritarian tendencies and prevent the government from spending billions of dollars on a wall nobody wants or needs, and that will devastate border communities. We urge all Members of Congress to co-sponsor this resolution and to vote in favor of it when it comes to the floor.”

 

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