Senator Udall delivers floor speech standing up to president’s ‘power grab’

Politics - Government

WASHINGTON (KRQE) – Ahead of a failed vote to override the president’s veto, Sen. Tom Udall called the president’s emergency declaration a power grab.

“This emergency declaration is an exercise of power that is just not his under the Constitution,” said Sen. Udall.

Sen. Udall said priorities of funding for military projects are at stake. The declaration will take away $3.6 billion from military construction projects, including $125 million for urgent projects in New Mexico.

The senator said it’s a danger for national security and the 23 states it impacts. Sen. Udall said he supports smart border security but this is not it.

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