House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned that the next Democrat president could use an emergency declaration to target guns in America.
Pelosi delivered her statement moments after the White House said President Trump would declare a national emergency to secure the border.
â€œ..If the president can declare an emergency on something that he has created as an emergency, an illusion that he wants to convey, just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people,â€ sheÂ said. â€œYou want to talk about a national emergency? Letâ€™s talk about today, the one-year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America.â€
â€œThatâ€™s a national emergency. Why donâ€™t you declare that emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would. But a Democratic president can do that. [A] Democratic president can declare emergencies as well.â€
Additionally, Pelosi warned Trumpâ€™s actions were establishing a precedent that current Republicans should worry about.
â€œThe precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans,â€ sheÂ said.
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