PRESIDENT TRUMP'S THREAT TO DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY TO BUILD A BORDER WALL; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 5
(House of Representatives - January 10, 2019)

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  PRESIDENT TRUMP'S THREAT TO DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY TO BUILD A 
                              BORDER WALL

  (Mr. ESPAILLAT asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. ESPAILLAT. Mr. Speaker, President Trump has threatened to build 
his wall and has put out of work over 800,000 Americans through his 
Trump shutdown, and just today he doubled down on a threat to declare a 
national emergency so he could usurp Congress and trample on our 
Constitution.
  These bully tactics may have worked running his business, but they 
will not work running our country.
  Let me promise the American people right now, Democrats in Congress 
will fight and disallow Trump to waste your hard-earned taxpayer 
dollars on his ridiculous wall. That is why I have introduced 
legislation to stop the wall.
  My This Land Is Our Land Act will counter the many threats Trump has 
made to get his medieval and ineffective wall: It won't allow him to 
build it on public land; it won't allow him to take away people's 
private land by using eminent domain; and, most importantly, it won't 
allow him to use fake national emergencies.
  So let me finish by paraphrasing Ronald Reagan: Mr. Trump, give up 
your wall.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members are reminded to refrain from 
engaging in personalities toward the President.

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