Pence: Trump Believes He Has Authority to Declare Emergency, He Also Believes Congress Should Do Its Job

IAN HANCHETT

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said that President Trump “believes that he has the authority” to declare a national emergency on the border, but that he also believes “Congress should just do their job.”

Pence said, “I know the president’s made it clear that he’s looking at that. He believes that he has the authority to do it. But I think — the president’s belief, and I know it’s the belief of these Republican leaders as well, is that Congress should just do their job.”

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