Sununu's Support of Trump's Border Wall Clashes with NH Interests
Concord, N.H. - Today, President Trump declared a national emergency in order to use taxpayer dollars to build a wall he’d previously promised Mexico would pay for. This national emergency declaration allows him to divert funds from military construction projects, which could include the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and the New Hampshire National guard. During Trump’s 35-day government shutdown that forced thousands of Granite Staters to miss out on paychecks, Governor Sununu stated he "absolutely" supports Trump's border wall. But he has yet to tell New Hampshire if he agrees with Trump that the wall is worth these extreme actions. NHDP Chair Ray Buckley issued the following statement: "President Trump's national emergency declaration to build his wall is not only an abuse of power, but is poised to divert funds away from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Chris Sununu’s 'absolute' support for Donald Trump's ridiculous wall is coming at New Hampshire’s expense. "For two years now we've seen Sununu equivocate and ignore the negative consequences his partisan support of Trump has for Granite Staters, but now the time has come for him to finally let the people of New Hampshire know what his priorities are. Will he stand up for the shipyard or will he stay quiet just like he's done every other time Trump's actions have directly hurt Granite Staters??