Legal commentators are warning the remarks could bolster challenges to the president’s declaration.
The Court: The President said he didn’t need to declare an emergency, did he not?
The Court: And that he just did so because he wanted it done faster?
Counsel: Yes, your honor.
The Court: How on earth is that an emergency?
Counsel: Hasn’t your time expired?
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 15, 2019