Martin M. Looney

Senate President Pro Tempore

Martin M. Looney

An Advocate for Us

February 15, 2019

Statement from Senator Looney on Trump’s Declaration of a National Emergency

Statement from Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney (D-New Haven) regarding President Trump signing a Declaration for a National Emergency:

“Declaring a national emergency for one party’s pet project to satisfy the far right is a dangerous precedent that not only undermines the United States Constitution but also raises serious questions for Connecticut. The raid of federal funding from the Pentagon and the Treasury Department to pay for the Republican’s wall should have all Connecticut state officials concerned on how this will impact Eastern Connecticut and our submarine base, Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, and funding for Medicare and Medicaid. President Trump has mortgaged his Presidency to his vanity and created peril for our democracy in doing so.”