Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Votes to Support President Trump’s Border Emergency

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Feb 26, 2019
Press Release

Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) today voted against a resolution that would prohibit President Donald Trump from declaring a national emergency at the southern border.

Congressman Byrne said: “Democrats are trying every trick in the book to stop President Trump from securing our southern border. It is very disappointing that Democrats are so committed to attacking our President that they are refusing to support commonsense border security measures, like building a wall.

"There is no doubt the situation at the southern border is a national emergency, and I support President Trump doing everything in his power to keep the American people safe.”

Despite Byrne’s opposition, the resolution passed the House by a vote of 245 to 182. President Trump has said he would veto the resolution should it reach his desk.

Byrne previously announced his support for the emergency declaration saying that Democrats left President Trump with no choice.