GOP Sen. Tim Scott: Inaction by Trump on Emergency Won’t Lead to Inaction by Dem POTUS – ‘Pandora’s Box Is Already Open’

IAN HANCHETT

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) expressed support for President Trump’s national emergency declaration and stated that the precedent of the president using national emergency declarations has already been set, and “Anyone who thinks that an inaction by this president will lead to an inaction by a Democrat president, they’re living in an alternate universe.”

Scott said, “[T]he Pandora’s Box is already open. Anyone who thinks that an inaction by this president will lead to an inaction by a Democrat president, they’re living in an alternate universe. There’s no question in my mind that the Pandora’s Box has been opened as it relates to the use of emergency declarations for multiple uses. Here’s what we do know, Congress, if we don’t like the power that we’ve given the president, pull it back. But today, we know the president’s acting within his powers, and he’s acting within national interests.”

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