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AP FACT CHECK: Senator makes false national emergency claim


February 22, 2019

Sen. Kevin Cramer, a North Dakota Republican, claimed this week that members of Congress are opposing President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration because they dislike the president.

Trump announced the declaration last week to help finance a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move that House Democrats are expected to try to block through a resolution Friday.

During a podcast interview with a conservative North Dakota blogger, Cramer described presidential national emergency declarations as routine and said Trump's proclamation is more controversial simply because "it's the pre...

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