Fox News Analyst Warns Donald Trump That Future Democratic President Could Declare National Emergency Over Gun Violence

As the partial government shutdown nears the longest in U.S. history, President Donald Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency as a way to sidestep Congress and get funding for his border wall. But conservatives warns the move could set a dangerous precedent for a future Democratic president. “Lots of things are national emergencies,” Fox News analyst and politics editor Chris Stirewalt said Thursday. He explainted that if the president defined "national emergency" as “what’s killing people, our problems, what’s breaking the heart of this great nation, there are lots of things that are emergencies.” Stirewalt said that Republican lawmakers would not let Trump declare a national emergency because “they know that one day there won’t be a Republican president.” “They’re not going to let him do it because they know that if his successor, if President Kamala Harris says, ‘You know what, we have a national emergency on gun crime in the United States so I am going to start abridging the Second Amendment because I think that this is a national emergency because I have deemed it so,’” Stirewalt said. Eric Erickson, a conservative radio host, also warned of the consequences of Trump declaring a national emergency over border security. “When the next Democratic President declares a national emergency over gun violence and takes executive actions to curtail gun purchases, you can thank the people urging Donald Trump to do the same with regards to the border,” Erickson tweeted on Thursday. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supports […]

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