On Tuesday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s panel warned that President Donald Trump is setting a dangerous precedent that must be stopped.
Sen. Angus King (I-ME) said that Trump is not really interested in the wall as much as he wants to get his way. Trump has held the government “hostage” in an effort to get funding and support for his border wall from Congress.
King noted that Trump does not know how to govern properly and that he has never had to answer to people.
“There are deeper issues here than the wall. This is about are we going to have to do this over and over?” King said. “If he gets what he wants by holding the government hostage because he’s got to sign all appropriations bills and budgets for at least the next two years, this is going to become a tactic.”
King added, “For me, one of the problems is the precedent that is established if a president can hold the Congress and the government hostage to get some policy he wants. Then I don’t know where it stops, and it will continue and this is not what the framers intended.”
Trump will hold an address to the nation live on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST to rally support for his border wall idea.
Watch King below via CNN.