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"National emergency" or political gain?

Big news this week: Oregon, along with fifteen other states, filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, seeking to block his politically-motivated, non-emergency, "national emergency" declaration.

Mr. Trump needs a basic civics lesson. His declaration is nothing more than a violation of the Appropriations Clause of the United States Constitution.

This is yet another unlawful attempt to circumvent the will of the American people for political gain.

Trump's plan puts so much at risk. National security funding. Money to individual states for disaster relief. Drug interdiction (how ironic!). And so much more.

This is no "emergency" here. Donald Trump is manufacturing a crisis steeped in racism and false pretenses.

Once again, we'll see his administration in court, where I'm confident common sense (and the law) will prevail.

Ellen

Posted on February 21, 2019.
Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.

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