The Hill reports:
President Trump considers the declaration of a national emergency to circumvent Congress and begin construction on a border wall to be on the table, his top spokesperson said Wednesday.
Though Trump didn’t mention the possibility of a declaration during a primetime address to the nation Tuesday night, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told Fox News that the declaration is “certainly still an option” and “something that’s on the table.”
But she added that the White House still believes the “best solution” to address the issue of border security is congressional action.
Question: “If there truly is a crisis at the border, why didn’t the President declare a national emergency in his speech?”
— The Hill (@thehill) January 9, 2019