Schumer Statement On SCOTUS Ruling That President Trump May Steal Funds From Military For Ineffective And Expensive Wall

July 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following the Supreme Court ruling that will allow President Trump to steal funds from the military for his ineffective and expensive wall.  

“It’s a sad day when the president is cheering a decision that may allow him to steal funds from our military to pay for an ineffective and expensive wall for which he promised Mexico would foot the bill. This is a deeply regrettable and nonsensical decision and flies in the face of the will of Congress and the Congress’s exclusive power of the purse, which our founders established in the Constitution. As litigation continues, I hope that the courts ultimately reach the correct decision that the president doesn’t have the authority to build his ineffective and expensive wall.”