Brian Kilmeade: Senate GOP can use "humanitarian perspective" as "cover" to vote for emergency declaration to fund border wall

Brian Kilmeade: Senate GOP can use "humanitarian perspective" as "cover" to vote for emergency declaration to fund border wall

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From the March 12 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, the president of the United States has taken to Twitter. What is he trying to do is he's trying to win over some Republicans from voting against him. Right now, it looks like 15 Republican senators have misgivings about the emergency declaration where the president, as you know, has declared an emergency on the southern border so that he can take some money to build some wall. He was busy on Twitter trying to make his case.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Yeah, he says they are -- or they say he is stepping on the power of the purse.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And the thing is, Republicans have cover because the reality at the border, if you see what's going on for the humanitarian perspective, if you see the numbers that are coming through in terms of families, let alone the odds are the percentage of criminals that are coming through and the drugs that are raging, you would think they would stand behind the president in this case, because there's a strong constitutional argument.

Previously:

Fox & Friends hosts call for border wall to slow legal asylum-seekers

Fox & Friends hosts: Funding border wall with seized drug money "would be an indirect way to make Mexico pay for it"

Steve Doocy says Trump needs a wall "because he needs to start running for re-election"

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Immigration, Border Security, Immigration Myths
Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel
Person
Brian Kilmeade
Show/Publication
FOX & Friends
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