Doyle Votes to Terminate Trump’s Fake Emergency
Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Mike Doyle (D-PA-18) released the following statement after the House approved H.J.Res. 46, legislation terminating the national emergency declared by President Trump on January 15, on a vote of 245 to 182.
“I voted for H.J.Res. 46, the resolution ending the President’s ridiculous fake emergency.
“As dozens of respected former national security officials wrote the other day, the facts don’t justify declaring a national emergency along our southern border.
“By the President’s own admission, his emergency declaration is an attempted end-run around Congress in order to get more money for his wall this year.
“Moreover, doing so within hours of Congress approving legislation denying him that money makes it clear that this is nothing less than a reckless, unwise effort to undermine the separation of powers and the control over government spending vested in Congress by the Constitution.
“I’m very concerned that many of my colleagues failed to stand up in defense of the Constitution.”