“The President’s proposal to potentially use emergency authority to bypass Congress and reprogram funds for the wall, which the public does not support and Mexico will never pay for, … is shameful.” U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins based in the Buffalo/Western New York area
From Buffalo, New York area Congressman Brian Higgins
Posted January 9th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Statement By Congressman Brian Higgins in Response to President Trump’s Remarks
Buffalo, N.Y. – Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s speech on border security and his shutdown of the federal government:
“The only crisis is the one manufactured by this President. In causing this government shutdown, President Trump is holding federal workers and programs hostage to advance a political agenda.
“The President’s proposal to potentially use emergency authority to bypass Congress and reprogram funds for the wall, which the public does not support and Mexico will never pay for, while those who patrol our borders are not getting paid for the work they are doing because of the President’s obstinance, is shameful.
“Border security is an issue that we all care about and should be addressed in a meaningful way by both the Administration and Congress.
Unfortunately, this President has demonstrated an inability to honestly discuss and effectively manage the problem – a prime example being inhumanely separating children from their parents. This hasn’t been a traditional argument with a debate about facts. This is a presentation of opinion without foundation.
The President’s own departmental data doesn’t support his claims. Trump is irrationally insisting on the most expensive and least effective border protection strategy. It’s nonsense and the American people aren’t falling for it.”
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