February 26, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 35 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
IGNORING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL BORDERS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 35
(House of Representatives - February 26, 2019)
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[Page H2111] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IGNORING OUR CONSTITUTIONAL BORDERS (Mr. DOGGETT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, the serious border emergency that America is confronted with today is an emergency that Donald Trump has created by ignoring borders--ignoring the borders set forth in our Constitution, borders that were set forth to prevent an all-powerful executive, a would-be king, or the type of tyrant that Trump so admires abroad. After Congress repeatedly rejected his phony border crisis and wasteful wall, Trump decided: build it anyway. Well, today's emergency wouldn't have happened without two years of Republicans who have continued to yield the right-of-way to his creeping wrongdoing--more and more of it--Republicans who can just never summon the ability to say ``no'' to Trump. Today, we must reject this unconstitutional power grab that diverts resources from real threats to an imaginary, politically contrived one. Today, we defend our Constitution and our democracy by pushing back on the lies, the deceit, the anti-immigrant hysteria, and the fear- mongering mismanagement of this administration. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the President. ____________________