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Ben Sasse explains why he flipped on Trump's border emergency declaration

Today 14:30 GMT

Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., told Fox News on Monday night that he voted against a resolution to stop President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border because "the president is absolutely right" and the emergency declaration "is not a close call." "I think there are three different issues here," Sasse told "Special Report with Bret Baier."

Sasse told Fox News that the 1976 National Emergencies Act used by Trump to justify the emergency declaration "is an unbelievably broad law and I think we should fix it ... But I think we should be doing that in a way that applies to every president going forward, not just this president at this time, about this emergency." NEBRASKA FARMER WHO DIED TRYING TO RESCUE STRANGER FROM FLOODWATERS HAILED AS A HERO. "We should distinguish a lot more between campaigning and governance," said Sasse, who is up for re-election next year, "and at the level of governance, we ought to be dealing with the crisis at the southern border, which is real, and we ought to be reforming the National Emergencies Act, which gives too much power to presidents, going forward."

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