WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn issued the following statement today on the President’s national emergency declaration:

“The President’s declaration of a manufactured national emergency in order to erect an ineffective, wasteful, and medieval wall sets a dangerous precedent. All of us who have taken an oath to the Constitution must challenge this egregious abuse of power and uphold the checks and balances that are the foundation of our republic.”