Sen. Lindsey Graham (RS.C.) on Saturday expressed support for President Donald Trump's decision to declare a state of emergency at the national level and said that Truman's own recognition that he "does not need" to refer to his extraordinary powers does not weaken the White House's statement that there is a crisis on the southern border.
"I do not really think that," Graham said to host Margaret Brennan in an interview set on the CBS News "Face the Nation".
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Recognize the convincing case that the border is torn, he said. – Drugs cross the border, kill Americans, trafficking in human beings. We have a dangerous situation along the border. " emergency planning plans to facilitate the construction of a wall along the southern border. During a press conference at the White House in the Pink Garden, the president said: "I want to do it faster. I could make a wall for a longer period of time. I did not have to do that.
Democrats of Congress took over these remarks as proof that the current rates of illegal immigration from Mexico to the US do not constitute a national emergency. The liberal group "Citizen Citizen" lodged the first of those that will probably have many lawsuits contesting the White House maneuver, arguing that Trump used a declaration to circumvent the legislators in violation of the separation of powers described in in the Constitution.
But Graham on Saturday said that the actions of the president were legal and justified. Obama Bush Trump, "he said. And I think that he has the power while they are building a bar, and we'll see. I support his desire to do it sooner rather than later. Then this measure will be headed by the Senate, where several 53 Republican chambers have already expressed concern over the decisions of the Trump precedent for future administrations.
"The congress is blocked and we will not give it to the past to the presidents," said Graham. "Unfortunately, he has to do it on his own, and I support his decision to go this way."