McSally, Sinema split on Trump’s emergency declaration over border


Senator Kyrsten Sinema | Senator Martha McSally (Photos courtesy U.S. House of Representatives)

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Arizona’s senators, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Krysten Sinema,  voted along party lines on a resolution to annul the border emergency Trump declared last month.

“Arizonans know there is a humanitarian and security crisis at the border – drugs are killing and harming loved ones in communities everywhere,” McSally said in a tweet.

Sinema issued a statement Thursday claiming it is the job of Congress to appropriate funds for border security.

“While there is more work for Congress to do, the emergency declaration undermines critical military assets across our country and unnecessarily puts at risk resources for Arizona servicemembers and national security,” she said.

However McSally said she had “spoken with the Acting Secretary of Defense, the President and Vice President to underscore that we must ensure military readiness while also funding border security. As a result, no Arizona military construction projects from Fiscal Year 2019 will be impacted.”

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