The House Judiciary Committee announced that it would be launching an "immediate investigation" into President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to build a wall along the southern border, NPR reports. In a letter signed by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and six other Democrats signed a letter to the president Friday evening, calling the declaration “a reckless disregard for the separation of powers and [his] own responsibilities under our constitutional system.” In addition, the committee is reportedly requesting those involved in the declaration, like White House counsel Pat Cipollone, to testify on Capitol Hill. This comes after Trump declared a national emergency to get is desired $5.7 billion in funding to build a wall along the Mexican border. “We're talking about an invasion of our country with drugs with human traffickers,” he said Friday morning.
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