‘Fake Emergency’: In Harrisburg, protesters push back against Trump’s grab for wall funds

    President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa, Florida, on July 31, 2018. (Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

    From PennLive:

    “A group of protesters carried signs and gathered on the steps of the federal building in Harrisburg on President’s Day to voice their opinions against President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for the border wall.

    “We were about 100 people out here today speaking out about President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, pushing back on the idea that this is any kind of national emergency and that it’s anything the people of Pennsylvania or the people of this country wants,” said Karen Showalter of MomsRising.org, who was one of the organizers.

    They marched for about an hour in the cold, carrying signs with slogans like “Fake Emergency.”

    An award-winning political journalist with more than 25 years' experience in the news business, John L. Micek is The Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. Before joining The Capital-Star, Micek spent six years as Opinion Editor at PennLive/The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., where he helped shape and lead a multiple-award-winning Opinion section for one of Pennsylvania's most-visited news websites. Prior to that, he spent 13 years covering Pennsylvania government and politics for The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. His career has also included stints covering Congress, Chicago City Hall and more municipal meetings than he could ever count, Micek contributes regular analysis and commentary to a host of broadcast outlets, including CTV-News in Canada and talkRadio in London, U.K., as well as "Face the State" on CBS-21 in Harrisburg, Pa.; "Pennsylvania Newsmakers" on WGAL-8 in Lancaster, Pa., and the Pennsylvania Cable Network. His weekly column on American politics is syndicated nationwide to more than 800 newspapers by Cagle Syndicate.

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