March 14, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) voted today to support President Trump by rejecting the Democrat-led resolution to rescind the president’s emergency declaration on border security.
“I’ve made six trips to the border in the last five years. Each time, I’ve seen firsthand how the humanitarian crisis has gotten worse. The facts back this up too. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have testified before Congress repeatedly, outlining the dire situation and the need to secure our border from drugs, human trafficking and crime.
“Yet, Democrats still refuse to take the situation seriously. Presidents have the authority to declare an emergency in times of crisis; the President is well within his rights to address the ongoing emergency situation we face when Democrats refuse to protect Americans for political reasons.
“Families in Oklahoma and across the country overwhelmingly agree that we need stronger border security. I hope the Democrats will start listening to them and join us in our efforts to build the wall.”
On Tuesday, Sen. Inhofe authored an op-ed in the Washington Post outlining why he’s supporting President Trump and the emergency declaration. Read here.