The editors of The Wall Street Journal issued a warning to Republicans on Friday, saying they will regret it if Donald Trump declares a national emergency to get funding for a border wall.
The conservative newspaper’s editors expressed serious concerns that if Trump uses an emergency declaration for wall funding then Democrats could do the same thing in the future “whenever it is politically expedient.” They expressed their fear that such a decision by the president would probably open the door to future misuse of national emergency declarations. They mentioned that Democrats may want to use the measure on issues such as gun violence and climate change.
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