WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House Democrats’ show vote against President Trump’s legally-declared national emergency:


”While Speaker Pelosi and her liberal lieutenants refuse to support the money necessary to secure our border, President Trump took an oath to keep our country safe, and is using all legal tools available to protect Americans from the crime, drugs, and human trafficking that comes across our southern border every day. Speaker Pelosi’s resolution blocking the national emergency declaration is another example of her refusal to secure our border, and would leave Americans less safe. I was proud to stand with victims of illegal immigrant crime today and vote against this useless and irresponsible resolution.”