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WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) voted today to uphold President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border. 

“Declaring a national emergency was never my first choice for addressing the crisis at the border, but I don’t share the same hysteria of some of my colleagues about the president’s use of the National Emergencies Act.  It doesn’t scare me,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Unfortunately, my Democratic colleagues refuse to face the reality and urgency of the crisis at the southern border.  Today’s vote was an easy decision.  I voted for border security and a much-needed border wall because we need to enforce our immigration laws.”