Florida Republican Marco Rubio made the rounds on the Sunday Talk Shows.
Rubio told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he will fight President Trump if he declares an emergency on the southern border to build a wall.
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Rubio does not like the precedent it will set.
Rubio is a Republican leader.
Transcript via NBC and Pam Key at Breitbart:
TODD: You have said you are opposed to the national emergency option. In three weeks, I know you have no appetite on either side of the aisle for another shutdown. So if that’s the only way to keep the government funded, he goes national emergency, how defiant are you on this option? Will you fight the president on this or not?
RUBIO: I don’t think it’s a good I think it will be a terrible idea. I hope he doesn’t do it.
TODD: But would you fight him on it?
RUBIO: Sure. Because I think it’s important. Look I don’t think we will have to fight. I’m not sure they will do that. I know it’s an option they looked at. But now you are at the mercy of a district court and ultimately an appellate court. It may not withstand if you look at some of the other rulings we have seen. The other is the precedent it would set. It’s not a good precedent to set.