Tester says national emergency is an attack on the legislative branch
Last updated 2/27/2019 at 11:38am
In a telephone press conference from Washington, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Montana, said he plans to vote against President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration once it reaches the Senate.
Trump declared a national emergency Feb. 15 to fund building a wall on the border between the United States and Mexico, accessing billions of dollars to use for the wall.
Congress previously refused to give him money to build a wall, which led to the longest partial federal government shutdown in U.S. history.
Trump's emergency declaration has transformed a policy dispute into a confrontational...