Statement from Rep. Elissa Slotkin on President Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

February 15, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin, (MI-08) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s official declaration of a national emergency to build a border wall.

“As a former Pentagon official, I am a firm believer in border security – which is why last night I voted for a bipartisan deal to increase security at our Southern border,” Slotkin said.

“But a national emergency should be used in only the most dire circumstances, not simply to bypass our democratic system when you don’t like the bipartisan deal that was struck. It sets a dangerous precedent for a nation of rules and laws. Likewise, because of that experience at the Pentagon — and as an Army wife and step-mom — I  believe that diverting funds from military construction hurts our men and women in uniform. They should be the last folks to get caught in a political debate.”