Ex-RNC head blasts GOP for standing by while Trump makes plans to declare national emergency
Michael Steele appears on MSNBC (screen grab)

Not all Republicans are on board with President Trump's reported plans to declare a national emergency in order to obtain his wall. Many are against the possibly precedent-setting move. Former Chair of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, told Chuck Todd today on NBC's MTP Daily that "At the end of the day, this is something Republicans will rue."


Steele was responding to what might happen when a future Democratic president takes office and potentially declares a national emergency over something the left considers an emergency, such as climate change or gun control.

Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (CA) spoke today in a press conference on the same subject:

"If the president can declare an emergency on something he has created as an emergency, an illusion that he wants to convey, just think about what a president with different values can present to the American people," Pelosi said.

"You want to talk about a national emergency? Let's talk about today," she added, referring to the first anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 dead on Feb. 14, 2018.

See video of Steele on Meet The Press here: