Democrat Adam Smith (D-WA), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, appeared on CNN Monday to dispute President Donald Trump's claim that Smith supports Trump's plan to impose a national emergency to get a wall funded.
"Congressman Adam Smith, the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, just stated, “Yes, there is a provision in law that says a president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times.” No doubt, but let’s get our deal done in Congress!" the president tweeted.
Congressman Adam Smith, the new Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, just stated, “Yes, there is a provi… https://t.co/mWI8gB8CHL— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1546868314.0
The government shutdown over funding for a wall at the Southwest border has now entered its 13th day.
"President Trump is artificially creating this emergency," Smith noted, pointing out that the President is vastly overstating the threat posed by migrants who've travelled to the Southwest border to seek asylum.
"It's very dangerous," he added.
Smith did not pull any punches in his critique of the president's demand that the government shutdown continue until he secures funding for a border wall.
"The president has no idea what he's talking about," Smith concluded.
Smith also touched on the president's erratic positions on the troop withdrawal from Syria.
"All we have is the emotional rantings of a child," he concluded.