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Anti-Trump congressman comes out in support of president’s emergency declaration

One of the more prominent anti-Trump Republicans on the Hill told Margaret Brennan of Face the Nation that he believes that the president’s national emergency declaration is warranted.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, recently returned from deployment at the border with his Air National Guard unit, says that what he saw convinced him that the president is right to make the emergency declaration.

The Hill:

“I went down there kind of undecided,” Kinzinger said on “Face the Nation” on CBS.

“I think if this was just an issue of immigration it wouldn’t constitute a national emergency,” he added.  “But what I saw was really disturbing.”

He recounted witnessing a woman “hunkered down in the desert” after the individuals who brought her across the border abandoned her, as well as another instance where his unit found 70 pounds of methamphetamine being transported into the country.

Kinzinger acknowledged that government statistics show border apprehensions are at the lowest levels in decades, but said what he saw firsthand showed drugs and human trafficking pose a significant problem.

Read the full story from American Thinker

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