Today, America’s Voice launched a new digital advertising campaign uplifting bipartisan voices against Trump’s border wall and urging Americans to call their Senators and ask them to vote yes on a resolution that will revoke Trump’s national emergency declaration.
The ads urge constituents to call Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ), and Senator David Perdue (R-GA) and ask them to block Trump’s fake national emergency. A separate ad, geared towards Senator Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) constituents, encourages Tillis to stand strong in support of the resolution.
As the national security and conservative voices in the ad make clear, there is no actual national security crisis or national emergency worthy of a declaration at the border. And let’s not forget: Trump promised Mexico – not American taxpayers – would pay for it.
And, as the polling makes clear, Americans strongly oppose Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. According to a new Monmouth University poll, 65% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s declaration and 51% are opposed to building a wall along the southern border.
According to Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice, “Despite broad public opposition to Trump’s fake emergency declaration by the American people, and a majority consensus by the House of Representatives to revoke the declaration, Trump continues pushing for an unpopular border wall. This declaration is not only a slap in the face to the American people and a threat to our democracy, but it will strip billions of dollars of crucial military funding, including pay and pensions for service members, for a crisis that does not exist. It’s up to the Senate now to reject Trump’s unfounded emergency declaration and check the President’s blatant abuse of power.”
The script follows below:
Who’s going to pay for the wall?
He doesn’t want the wall so much as he wants a political symbol.
It’s not a national security imperative, it’s a political imperative.
That is not at all the wall along the southern border paid for by Mexico that he was promising the American people.
And what he’s setting the table for is the declaration of the national emergency that will allow him to at least make a cosmetic show of building the wall.
I think that would be a real nuclear option.