Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

TURNER Opposes Pelosi’s Political Ploy to Keep Border Open

Feb 26, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) released the following statement after voting against a resolution to terminate the President’s national emergency declaration:

“I could not support Nancy Pelosi’s political ploy today to keep the border open. In a recent House Armed Services Committee hearing, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy John Rood and Vice Admiral Michael Gilday testified that there are still points at our border where people can enter illegally unimpeded, illegal immigration is continuing, and our border is not closed. Protecting sovereignty is one of the most important issues any nation faces, which is why I strongly believe we must secure our border. Nancy Pelosi should provide the necessary funding to do so. In the meantime, the President will make his case that there is a legal basis for a national emergency in the courts, which is where this decision ultimately lands. I remain adamantly opposed to usurping congressional power of the purse by raiding previously approved funding for military construction projects.”

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