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Statement from Congressman Doggett Ahead of President Trump’s Border Address

January 8, 2019

***Press Release***

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 8, 2019

Contact: Kate Stotesbery

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Statement from Congressman Doggett Ahead of President Trump’s Border Address

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett released the following statement ahead of President Trump’s address tonight:

Not content with cruelly separating mothers from their children, President Trump is determined to separate American taxpayers from billions to expand a wall that he promised would be paid for in pesos. Politically obsessed with this wasteful wall, he has previously attempted to pay for it by imposing a 20% tax on all American purchases from Mexico, relying upon the unapproved NAFTA renewal, claiming that the wall would pay for itself, and allegedly assuring our security by denying the Border Patrol their paychecks. Now, apparently, he claims authority to ignore Congress and direct construction by executive fiat. This outrageous shutdown by Trump of much of his own government will be ended when enough Republicans recognize that Trump is himself our major crisis and demonstrate the courage to tell him to get real.”

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