AG Kaul Statement on President Trump’s National Emergency Proclamation

Feb 19 2019

MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s proclamation on declaring a national emergency:


“President Trump’s emergency declaration is a blatant attempt to circumvent the system of checks and balances prescribed by the United States Constitution. I fully expect that it will be blocked by the courts.


“If it becomes clear that federal funds that should be distributed to Wisconsin will instead be diverted as a result of this manufactured emergency, the Wisconsin Department of Justice will take appropriate action.”