Tuesday on The Chad Hasty Show political strategist Matt Mackowiak joined the show to talk about the latest news and politics.

Mackowiak and Hasty discussed the declaration by President Trump of a national emergency on the southern United States border, as well as Bernie Sander's announcement officially entering the race to be the Democratic Party's nominee for the presidential election in 2020, and more.

Asked by Hasty about his thoughts on the president's declaration of a national emergency, Mackowiak began his response saying,

I wish that the emergency declaration were not necessary. I do think it's necessary, I do think there's a crisis on the border.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video above.

Matt Mackowiak is a political analyst, the Republican Party Chairman for Travis County in Texas, a columnist for the Washington Times, and is the co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas. Don't miss Mackowiak's Washington Times podcast, "Mack on Politics."

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