House Conservative Co-Sponsors Bill to Thwart Trump

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich) is joining Democrats in co-sponsoring a joint resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration seeking additional funds to build physical barriers along the southern border.

Amash is the sole Republican to sign on to measure, according to Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-Texas), who is spearheading the efforts.

“Right now I believe that we’re at about 226 or 227 co-sponsors including one Republican, Justin Amash, and I look forward to getting more support as the days go on,” Castro told reporters on a call Friday.

Amash’s office said the congressman feels the situation does not qualify as a national emergency.

Read more at The Hill.