FreedomWorks Statement in Response to President Trump’s Declaration of National Emergency

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to President Trump’s decision to declare a national emergency to fund the southern border wall, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“No matter whether a Republican or a Democrat sits in the Oval Office, the concentration of power in the executive branch is alarming. We’re concerned that this executive action only make matters worse. After all, no president looks at the powers left by his predecessor as a ceiling.

“Congress isn’t innocent in this. The appropriations process is so broken, and congressional Democrats have moved so far to the left that it’s impossible for Congress to function. Making matters worse is that Congress consistently passes bloated spending bills at the last minute that fail to address the issues that matter most to the American people.”