CA AG: We Will Sue Trump Over Emergency Declaration ‘Definitely And Imminently’

February 17, 2019 10:32 am

California’s attorney general said Sunday that the state would “definitely and imminently” sue President Donald Trump over his declaration of a national emergency to secure border wall funds.

“We are confident there are at least eight billion ways that we can prove harm,” the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, told ABC “This Week” host Martha Raddatz, apparently referring to Trump’s assertion from the White House Rose Garden on Friday that the emergency declaration would let him access roughly $8 billion in additional funds for a border wall.

Becerra focused on Trump’s admission during his Rose Garden address Friday that “I didn’t need to do this,” but “I’d rather do it much faster.”

“He himself said it,” Becerra said. “He did not need to announce or declare a crisis. He did not have to call this an emergency. He has also said he knows he’s going to lose in court and he’s hoping that he can count on a conservative court in the Supreme Court to give him a victory because he knows he’s going to lose all the way up the ladder of the federal court system.”

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