Press Secretary Sanders: Emergency declaration to fund border wall still a possibility

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 9:59 AM PT — Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders recently said it’s still a possibility that President Trump will declare a national emergency to fund the border wall.

Sanders made the comment during a press gaggle Wednesday, but still believes the best solution would be through congressional action.

She then reiterated how the president has repeatedly attempted to find a solution with Democrats, but they are not willing to compromise.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders talks to reporters about the government shutdown outside the White House, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

“The president was laying out the case and the problem directly to the American people and we have laid out a solution, in fact, we laid out a proposal that we put forward to Congress to Democrats specifically and we still haven’t heard back,” stated Sanders. “They’ve yet to respond, they’ve yet to even make a counteroffer to come to the table, we hope they’ll get serious about negotiating.”

Sanders also called out Democrats for not addressing the seriousness of the issue. The press secretary said they are, instead, playing politics.

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