President Trump declared a national emergency Friday in order to unilaterally appropriate $3.6 billion for the construction of his long-promised border wall.
O'Rourke argued that the fencing has not made the residents of El Paso safer and has directly contributed to the death of migrants.
Several Republican senators expressed disapproval Thursday at Congress's border funding deal as well as President Trump's plan to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for a border wall.
This is no way to run a government.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Trump will sign a spending bill and declare a national emergency to fund the border wall.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and minority leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday urged the president to sign a spending deal Congress reached Monday night.
The president on Tuesday said he was 'extremely unhappy' with the compromise reached by lawmakers on Monday night, but did not commit to vetoing the proposal.
The agreement includes funding for 55 miles of new steel-slat fencing, a significant decrease from the 215 miles the White House demanded in December.
In a statement to CNN, a spokesman for the California senator defended her enforcement of the policy when she was San Francisco district attorney.
The Democratic leadership may be trying to keep its distance from the hard Left's absurd Green New Deal, but it has embraced the “Abolish ICE” agenda.