Senate Democrats Try (Unsuccessfully) to Block President Trump From Emergency Declaration to Build Wall


Sen Tom Udall has written a bill, cosponsored by other liberal Senators, to block President Trump from using a declaration of a border emergency to build a border wall with Mexico.

It is an effort that has no chance of succeeding. Let’s imagaine for a minute that they somehow manage to turn enough Republicans to pass it through both the House and the Senate. The bill would then go to President Trump, who would immediately veto it. They would then need 67% of the House and senate to override the veto.

That means they would need 20 Republican Senators and 55 Republican House members to join in the override. Good luck with that.

From The Hill

Senate Democrats introduced legislation on Monday to prevent President Trump from using military and disaster relief funds to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall should he declare a national emergency.

The legislation would prevent Trump from using funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works funds and military constructionfunding “for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress” if he declared a national emergency.

Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) said that while an emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall would be challenged in court, “Congress should not wait for the courts to act.”

“We must stand up and assert our role as a co-equal branch of government, and we must prevent the president from going around Congress to raid critical funds … for a politically-motivated, unjustified national emergency declaration that isn’t based in reality,” he said.

Raid critical funds? Do you mean like the 1.8 billion dollars Obama gave to Iran to sponsor terrorism without the approval of congress? For a worthless treaty with Iran? Actually, you can’t even call it a treaty.

A treaty must be submitted to the Senate and 67 Senators need to vote in favor for it to become a treaty and Obama knew there was no way it would pass.

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