Fox Nation 'I Don't Need Lectures on the Constitution': Levin Blasts Congressional Opponents of Trump Nat'l Emergency Declaration
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"Life, Liberty & Levin" host Mark Levin said Saturday that the National Emergencies Act, among other statutes, give President Trump the power to declare a national emergency on the border and react accordingly.
During a CPAC forum moderated by his wife, attorney Julie Strauss Levin, Mark said that the Act, introduced by former Rep. Peter Rondino (D-N.J.) and signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976, has been utilized "over 50 times by presidents of both parties."
"There are parts I don't like, but so what, that's the statute," Levin said. The event was streamed on Fox Nation.
He said that Trump also has authority over financial levers that integrate with powers given to him by the Act.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2019
Levin blasted Democrats for trying to stop Trump's actions, and singled out three top Republicans who are siding with them.
"I dont need lectures from [Sens.] Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) or Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) about the Constitution," Levin, a Constitutional attorney and former Reagan DOJ official said.
"I don't need lectures from the phony experts that you put on your cable shows," he said, addressing the media in the back of the room in National Harbor, Md.
Levin said Democrats' threats to use the Act to institute gun control are hollow, because no statute can "change the Second Amendment."
"That same bill of rights that protects [the media] protects us too," he said.
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