Michigan + 15 Other States Are Suing President Trump For “Fake Emergency”
The 16 states, including Michigan, have filed a lawsuit against President Trump for declaring a national emergency to build the border wall.
Dana Nessel, Michigan's Attorney General, Tweeted the news on Monday, calling the move a "publicity stunt."
California's AG filed the lawsuit and stated
Today, on Presidents Day, we take President Trump to court to block his misuse of presidential power. We’re suing President Trump to stop him from unilaterally robbing taxpayer funds lawfully set aside by Congress for the people of our states.
The President declared a national emergency on Friday in order to secure an additional $6.7 billion so he can get to building the wall faster. According to ABC News, this allows Trump to use money from other budgets.
The other states involved in the lawsuit are: