Hillary Clinton said Monday that the “real national emergencies” threatening the U.S. include gun violence and climate change, not illegal immigration.
The former secretary of state and twice-failed presidential candidate made the comment in a tweet three days after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border, freeing up billions of dollars in federal funds to build a wall.
Mrs. Clinton said the “real national emergencies” include “relentless gun violence,” “children separated from their families at the border,” “climate change” and “Americans dying for lack of health care.”
The real national emergencies:- Relentless gun violence. – Children separated from their families at the border.- Climate change.- Americans dying for lack of health care.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 18, 2019
Mrs. Clinton has said before that she doesn’t think there’s a crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I just don’t think you should call national emergencies unless there truly is a national emergency,” she said last week amid reports of Mr. Trump’s impending announcement. “There’s no national emergency at our border.
“He shouldn’t be breaking new ground and causing new precedents that really may come back to not only haunt him, but our country. He should go through regular order,” she added.
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