In a press conference today Gov. Gaven Newsom said that California is planning to sue the Trump administration over its declaration of a national emergency on the southern border.
To view the news conference go to this Fox News video. Newson lays out the real issues on the southern border and describes how wasting money on the “border wall” will make the problems worse not better.
The Los Angles Times reported on the press conference. The LA Times article has great quotes. Here are a few:
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that California is planning to sue the Trump administration over its declaration of a national emergency on the southern border with Mexico, delivering on a promise state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra made last week “to reject this foolish proposal in court the moment it touches the ground.”
Newsom and Becerra announced they are developing plans for the legal action at a Capitol news conference just hours after President Trump declared a national emergency in an attempt to divert up to $6.6 billion from other projects, including military construction jobs, to build or reinforce as many as 234 miles of border barriers.
“Fortunately, Donald Trump is not the last word,” Newsom said. “The courts will be the last word.”
Newsom called the wall “a vanity project, a monument to stupidity,” and said the real emergency is the wildfire disaster that needs federal funds.
“No other state is going to be impacted by this declaration of emergency more than the state of California,” the governor said.
Becerra said attorneys are reviewing the declaration and will develop the legal argument to take to court in the near future.
In his Spanish-language response to the president’s State of the Union address last week, Becerra said that he was prepared to go to court. Newsom and Becerra repeated their warning of legal action on Thursday, saying in a joint statement that “the President’s ‘national emergency’ is nothing more than a fabrication while real emergencies are awaiting his action. If the President tries to use a made up emergency to pay for his border wall, then California will see him in court.”