Fox Host Says Emergency Declaration Would Set ‘Terrible Precedent’

January 10, 2019 7:27 a.m.

“Fox and Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade told viewers on Thursday that “big picture” the use of an emergency declaration to get President Trump’s border wall funding would be a “disaster” and set a “terrible precedent” for the future.

It would just be a disaster in the big picture and just show us being inept at govern around the world,” he said. “And it would set just a terrible precedent that would continue, as Erick Erickson, brought up, he said, look, the next President, if it is a liberal president will say a state of emergency will be climate change. ‘Look at what happened with (Hurricane) Sandy. Look at what happened with the earthquake. Look at what’s happening to the polar bears who have no place to walk on ice.'”

Conservatives have been wary of the use of a national emergency declaration to secure his wall funding. While Trump has not yet taken that action — he says he wants to try to reach a deal with Congress first — the White House said on Wednesday that the possibility was still “on the table.”

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