Congressman Matt Gaetz Issues Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Declare a National Emergency on the Southern Border

February 15, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s decision today to invoke Executive Action and declare a national emergency on the United States’ southern border:

“I’m proud of our President for boldly declaring he will not allow politics to stand in the way of the United States’ national security interests. We are not a nation without borders, and the executive decision made by President Trump today exemplifies his commitment to the safety of American citizens. With this Executive Action, President Trump fulfilled his promise to address the crisis on our southern border and protect our country from drugs, human trafficking, and criminally violent illegal aliens. I’m proud to support him in this decision,” said Rep. Gaetz.