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Democrats Respond to Trump Declaring a National Emergency
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Democrats Respond to Trump Declaring a National Emergency


As a bipartisan negotiation was reached to avert a second government shutdown, news of President Trump declaring a national emergency to secure further funding was also announced. And, the President ended up doing so.


In response, Democrats are criticizing the President for the move, and they’re arguing that they will do whatever it takes to fight the executive order that was signed.

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In a statement, Rep Lois Frankel, a member of the Appropriations Committee, had praised the deal to avoid the government shutdown, saying that “this deal marks a bipartisan compromise to responsibly keep our government open and avert another reckless Trump shutdown that affected hundreds of thousands of American families. It also funds smart, effective border security in a way that stays true to our American ideals.”


She added, urging the President to “sign this legislation and immediately drop his fake national emergency declaration to build an immoral and ineffective wall, a power grab that would be frightening to all Americans.”


In addition, Stephanie Murphy, released a statement on twitter, commenting that “the compromise deal offered by bipartisan negotiators balances the urgent need to avert another government shutdown with reasonable steps to secure our border. I voted for it because I know this is a good compromise and one that should serve as an example for future negotiations.”


President Trump made a television announcement in the Rose Garden, explaining that he would sign the declaration because “we’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border and we’re going to do it one way or the other. It’s an invasion. We have an invasion of drugs and criminals coming into our country.”


In response to the President’s announcement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that “this is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process.”

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

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