Congressman Paul Tonko Believes National Emergency Sets Dangerous Precedent

There are more reactions from local representatives to President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.

Congressman Paul Tonko calls it a, "fake emergency" and says the money could be used in a better way.

He adds that additional time, energy, and resources are being wasted; dollars that will go toward an effort that should find this country moving on and doing the more intelligent thing.

Tonko says the wall is an 11th century solution to a present-day concern for security.

The Congressman points to the President's statement that he, "didn't need to do this."

He also fears this emergency declaration sets a dangerous precedent for this and future presidents, on how to bypass debates on funding issues in Congress.

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