Rep Brooks Cites Existing Law That Grants Trump Authority to Build the Wall — 10 U.S.C. § 284

As I’ve been saying on my radio show, Pres. Trump had all the options and Democrats were backed into a corner with no way out.

On Tuesday, John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, answered a few questions by Rep. Mo Brooks that favors Pres. Trump’s border wall according to 10 U.S.C. § 284. This now means that Trump can build a wall without using the national emergency choice or even asking Congress for approval.

Mo Brooks: Does 10 U.S.C. § 284 as you understand it, require the declaration of a national emergency before it is implemented?

John Rood: No.

Mo Brooks: It does not?

Rood: No.

Brooks: Has President Trump, to your knowledge, ever used 10 U.S.C § 284 to direct the military to build the wall that is necessary for border security?

Rood: No, not to my knowledge, Congressman.

Brooks: If President Trump were to direct the Pentagon and the United States military pursuant to 10 U.S.C § 284 to build such barriers as are necessary to secure our southern border from drug trafficking and international crime cartels would the United States military obey that order?

Rood: If we judge it to be a lawful order, yes sir. And I assume it would be.

Source: Breitbart

Unless the federal judge goes to the border and stands in front of the wall-building machinery, there’s nothing the judge can do to enforce their ruling. The President is the chief law enforcement officer of the US.

Thanks to the agreement between Nancy Pelosi and the Pres. Trump to reschedule the State of the Union address to Tues. February 5th, Trump will again, be able to make a strong case for the Wall to the American people using this information.

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