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Republican politician Chris Stewart recently spoke about Donald Trump and the government shutdown which, though it ended, was the longest in the country's history.

The reason Donald Trump shut it down was in an attempt to make a stand on the topic of the Mexico wall, which he failed to secure the $5.6bn funding he initially asked for from Congress.

This has prompted discussion about what could happen, and Trump revealed on Friday that there is a "good chance" he will declare a national emergency to circumvent Congress and build a wall along the US-Mexico border.

His comments have sent a wave of unease through politicians in the US, both republican and Democrat alike.

Republican Chris Stewart doesn't like the idea of going around congress to push through the Wall - but not for the reason you think.

Talking to reporters, he said:

If we declare a national emergency to build a few hundred miles of fence, my fear is what is the next democrat going to do when he or she thinks that climate change is a national emergency...It opens a pandora's box.

That's right: He's not worried about the potential ramifications Trump's decision could have on Democracy and the people. He's worried about the climate change "agenda."

Sigh.

People online were quick to point out the obvious

Surely a global phenomena trumps problematic ideas about migration?

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