Rep. Phillips Co-Sponsors Privileged Resolution to Terminate Pres. Trump's Emergency Declaration
Rep. Dean Phillips (MN-03) today announced that he has co-sponsored Rep. Joaquin Castro’s privileged resolution to end President Trump’s emergency declaration.
“The president’s emergency declaration is an end run around both chambers of Congress, the ideals of both parties and the Constitution itself,” said Phillips. “It is not up for debate: the power to appropriate funding sits with Congress. The President has overstepped the bounds of his office, and his unilateral approach to governing needs to stop. Both parties should be working hard to pull the plug on this dangerous precedent.”
Today, nearly two dozen former Republican members of Congress wrote a joint letter urging Republicans to vote for the resolution.
Also today, a bipartisan group of nearly 60 national security officials including former secretaries of state, defense secretaries, CIA directors, and ambassadors to the UN issued a statement declaring that “there is no factual basis” justifying the president’s emergency declaration.
The resolution is expected to pass the House tomorrow.