Nevada lawmakers call Trump’s border emergency, ‘slap in the face of bipartisanship’

February 15, 2019
In The News

The debate over funding for President Trump’s proposed border wall came to a head today in Washington.

Many of Nevada’s legislators spoke out against the emergency declarations, including Sens. Jacky Rosen and Catherine Cortez Masto criticizing Trump for a rejection of bipartisanship and undermining of Congress.Trump declared a national emergency to appropriate the funding from his proposed wall, triggering rebuke from the left and likely setting up a protracted legal fight.

Reps. Susie Lee, Dina Titus and Steven Horsford also sounded off on the decision. Rep. Mark Amodei, the sole Republican in Nevada's delegation, has stayed silent on social media.

Rep. Lee called the decision a "slap in the face of bipartisanship."

Rep. Dina Titus called the measure illegal, and said she would join in fighting it. Congress can pass a measure to stop the emergency declaration, but Trump would have veto power over any resolution, meaning two-thirds of both houses would have to pass the measure.