Ducey tweets support for Trump’s border plan after emergency declaration

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By Chris Coppola | Arizona Republic

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday posted a tweet expressing his support for President Donald Trump’s move to secure the funding he wants to build a border wall.

Related: Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, Martha McSally mum over Trump’s border emergency


“Congress just did its job, approving more resources for border security,” Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said in a written statement that did not directly say whether she supported or opposed the president’s move. “Congress has more work to do on immigration and border security, and I will keep working with my colleagues to get it done.”

Sen. Martha McSally, a Trump ally, issued no statement at all.

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Earlier Friday, Trump announced he was declaring a national emergency to pay for his long-promised border wall, after Congress refused to allocate the amount he demanded.

The move will divert money from the defense budget, and legal challenges already had been filed late Friday.

“Arizona has watched for decades as Washington has failed to prioritize border security. It’s unfortunate it has come to this rather than Congress doing its job,” Ducey’s tweet said. “But action is needed. I support President Trump’s plan to secure our border.”



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