GOP Sen. Johnson: ‘I Would Hate to See’ Trump Declare a Nat’l Emergency to Build Border Wall

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) said he would “hate” to see President Donald Trump declare a national emergency to get the funding to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Johnson said, “There is a really easy solution: have Democrats stop being hypocritical and put their money where their mouth is and fund better barriers. they work.”

When asked about the president declaring a national emergency, Johnson said, “I would hate to see it. Using that act would be, in this instance, would be far larger act than has ever occurred in the past. I’d prefer not, primarily because if we do that, it’s going to go to court and the wall won’t get built. I actually want to see this wall get I want to keep pressure on Democrats to come to the negotiating table in good faith and fund what they have supported in the past.”

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