February 15, 2019 Media

Mark Kelly Statement on National Emergency Declaration

Today, Mark Kelly issued the following statement on the president’s plan to declare a national emergency:

“Like many Arizonans, I have been to the border and understand we have to do everything we can to secure it, including using physical barriers, technology, and border patrol agents in places where it makes sense. And I’ve listened to people who live and work along the border who agree that trying to build a wall along every mile of the border is not an effective solution.

“Data and facts must be at the center of this decision, not political maneuvering. Declaring a national emergency to circumvent the Constitution is Washington at its worst. “