Monday, March 25th

Attorney General Josh Kaul (left) and Gov. Tony Evers (right)(Photo: File photos)

MADISON - Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul joined a multistate lawsuit Wednesday challenging President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to free up billions to pay for a U.S-Mexico border wall.

“The president’s declaration is reckless and unconstitutional,” Evers said in a statement.  “This isn’t how a democracy is supposed to work."

The decision comes weeks after Evers and Kaul said they began exploring the idea of joining the legal challenge. 

Evers said in a statement there "is simply not ample evidence to support the president’s contention that there exists a national security crisis at our southwestern border."

"The real crisis at our border is the separation of children from their families," he said, referring to a policy that has since been blocked by a judge of separating children from parents when families illegally cross the southern border.