Some Republicans caution that allowing an emergency declaration would set a precedent for future Democratic presidents to do the same for other issues. “That is not a tool that the president needs in order to solve this problem,” said Rep. Will Hurd (R-Tex.), whose district includes more than 800 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border.
The president and his political team plan to make his quest for a border wall a focus of his reelection effort. Though he has yet to build an inch of the concrete or steel wall he promised, he and and his campaign have begun relying on a rhetorical sleight of hand: speaking the wall into existence.
Even if Democrats beat President Trump when he vies for reelection next year, U.S. allies worry that the damage already done to transatlantic relations is irreparable.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) called former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe’s claim “beyond stunning.”
On ABC News’s “This Week,” the former Massachusetts governor also criticized the president for declaring a national emergency on the border with Mexico. “It’s just no way to run a railroad,” he said.
Though Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has lost his luster in the West, fighter jets escorted his plane through Pakistani airspace, a 21-gun salute greeted him upon landing and banners welcomed him to his “second home.”
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