Sean Hannity urges Trump to declare a national emergency over border wall funding
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From the January 7 edition of Premiere Radio Network's The Sean Hannity Show:
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SEAN HANNITY (HOST): So with the president speaking, I'm guessing he's going to declare a national emergency. And what's interesting, if you look, what's interesting if you look at the reality of this. Even a key Democrat agrees that Trump has the authority to declare that national emergency. George Stephanopoulos had the House Armed Services Committee Chairman Democrat Adam Smith on, asked the question does President Trump have the ability have the authority to declare a national emergency and have the military build his wall. Smith said, "Well unfortunately, the short answer is yes, there is a provision in the law that says the president can declare an emergency. It's been done a number of times by -- primarily it's been done to build facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, I think the president would be wide open to a court challenge. Where's the emergency? When the emergency is just in the numbers that we gave you. The emergency is this shouldn't be that hard to figure out because when you have that many people that are that many -- that are victims of crime happening in this country, that should be enough of a national emergency.
Anyway, but so at least we have one Democrat. Look the problem is, is that when we play all of these Democrats that all sounded more like Trump than Trump sounded, and now they're so against it, and they're saying it's immoral and it's wrong and -- you know at what point did as we keep especially the criminal aliens that, again, they commit crimes here. We're not talking about people that want to work, have productive lives, build their families, but still didn't obey our immigration laws or respect our borders, but those that then commit crimes and then get aid and -- they get aid and support, they're aided and abetted by politicians who adopt sanctuary policies that forbids and prevents ICE from following and literally implementing federal law and deporting them.