Kellyanne Conway: WH Counsel Researching "Legal Implications" Of National Emergency

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Monday on FNC's 'The Ingraham Angle,' Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway discussed whether President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency on the border crisis during his address to the nation Tuesday evening:

KELLYANNE CONWAY: What he has said about that is that he is considering it. He's never committed to it. White House Counsel's office is researching the legal implications of it. But in many ways, we'd also let Congress off the hook one more time. And so there are probably some people who want him to declare it so that Congress again can fail to do its job. The Congress and the courts have failed to do their job. They've given us this crisis. And when people deny the use of the word crisis of this border, it's very sad to me because what is not a crisis if not an increase in the drugs and the meth, the fentanyl, the cocaine and the heroin coming over the southern border. 90 percent of the heroin, the government statistics say, come over the southern border. DHS says there's about a 73 percent increase in fentanyl coming over the border. Customs and border patrol just last year surveilled, captured enough fentanyl to have killed every man, woman and child in this country.



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