Rep. Grijalva Applauds Appeals Court Border Wall Ruling
WASHINGTON— Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Trump Administration violated the law when it stole money from the Department of Defense to build the border wall. In response, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva issued the following statement:
“This court ruling reaffirms what we already knew: The Trump Administration broke the law when it stole congressionally-appropriated funds from the Defense Department to build his ridiculous vanity wall. I’m pleased the court finally listened to the voices of border communities who have long decried the militarization, destruction, and waste that has accompanied border wall construction in their own communities.
“Trump is not an emperor who can flout the constitutionally-mandated duties of Congress and spend taxpayer dollars on his monument to his racist policies. This ruling is one step closer to ending this destructive construction once and for all.”