Paul responds in Bowling Green to being against Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- After writing an op-ed saying he would vote against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration, Senator Rand Paul echoed that sentiment on Monday at his office in Bowling Green.

Paul told WNKY his decision has nothing to do with immigration or the border wall, but the Constitution.

“I didn’t take an oath to a particular person or a political party,” said Paul. I took an oath to the Constitution. The Constitution is very clear. The Constitution says that no law will happen except if it’s passed by Congress, The Constitution also says very specifically that no money will come from the Treasury that has not be appropriated.”

Paul said if the issue makes it to the United States Supreme Court, he has a strong feeling that the Justices will strike down the declaration as unconstitutional.