Sen. Lisa Murkowski says the issue is one of separation of powers, and the Constitution gives Congress the power to raise and spend money.
The deployment is a response to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration on the southern U.S. border last month.
But the senator is worried about where the money will be diverted from. “I would have concerns, particularly if it’s coming out of Alaska military construction, which is not only important for our state,” Sullivan says. “It’s really important for the national security of our country.”
Gov. Michael Dunleavy issued a short video statement Friday offering the state’s support to President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency.