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Rep. Womack: 'President Was Right to Declare National Emergency'

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Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 13 March 2019 01:33 PM

Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., is defending President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to get border wall funding.

His comments came during an interview with Hill.TV on Wednesday.

"Here's my approach, the president didn't get what he wanted from the Congress even though some of the people that voted against what he wanted had voted for it before," he said. "So, it became kind of a political issue.

"We should give [Trump] the tools from which to work. If the Congress is not willing to do that if the president has to resort to declaring an emergency based on the conditions on our southern border today, then I say go for it. 

"That's why the president was right to declare a national emergency," he added.

The Senate is expected to vote against Trump's declaration Thursday, after the House voted last week against it. However, neither chamber has enough votes to override a likely Trump veto.

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