REPORT: Trump still considering an executive order to fund wall
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Ahead of a rally Monday in El Paso, Texas, to boost support for his proposed border wall, President Trump signaled that he is still mulling an executive order to fund the barrier if congressional negotiations break down.
“President is on sound legal ground to declare a National Emergency. There have been 58 National Emergencies declared since the law was enacted in 1976, and 31 right now that are currently active, so this is hardly unprecedented,” Trump tweeted Sunday, citing Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), who has encouraged Trump to end the stalemate by using national emergency funds to build the wall.
The article goes on to state the following:
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), the head of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said he expected the president to act alone if Congress fails to find a compromise.
“Why should we allow a Democratic president in the White House to use executive orders and not do the same with a Republican president,” @RepMarkMeadows tells @margbrennan https://t.co/J0MVz0xO83 pic.twitter.com/atMU72jIRa
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) February 10, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) February 11, 2019
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