Why, in 100 words, Trump is wrong to declare a national emergency – Washington Examiner

We are a constitutional republic which grants Congress the power of the purse. This ensures democratically supervised expenditure of the people’s money.

Congress has said no to President Trump’s border wall, and democratic authority matters. And by declaring a national emergency on a domestic policy issue in the traditional preserve of Congress, which makes this different than most other national emergencies, “future President Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez” now has a remit to bypass Congress to get her ” Green New Deal.”

In short, this is good short-term politics for Trump, bad long-term politics for Republicans, and a bad precedent for the nation.

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