Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly told journalists Thursday the President will likely sign the bipartisan budget agreement and subsequently declare a “national emergency” along the United States’ southern border.
Trump will support a sweeping budget and border compromise and declare a national emergency at the same time, Mitch McConnell says https://t.co/DkmLHnKzuj
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 14, 2019
“He’s prepared to sign the bill, he will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time,” said the GOP leader during a meeting with his congressional colleagues.
“The White House did not immediately respond to a request to comment on whether Trump would do what McConnell said. A spokesman for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the California Democrat would hold a press conference Thursday afternoon,” reports CNBC.
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