President Trump, “the great dealmaker,” is expected to declare a national emergency in order to get money for his much promised and campaigned-on border wall on the southern border.
Thursday afternoon Mitch McConnell said Trump indicated that he would sign the government funding deal agreed upon by Republican and Democratic negotiators and then declare a national emergency.
Soon after the Senate passed the government funding deal, sending it to the House for a vote expected to take place later Thursday evening. However, following the news that President Trump was going “to his last resort” and declaring a national emergency on the national emergency many, many had opinions on the subject.
I don’t want this national emergency move to become the new Harry Reid’s filibuster reform.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 14, 2019
What if Democrats one day decide to say that climate change is a national emergency (they already have) but have the power to use executive action? Must be very, very careful here.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 14, 2019
Trump shouldn't be declaring a national emergency. The best legal case he has is 10 USC 284, declaring parts of the border drug corridors. No need to set a garbage legal precedent that will undoubtedly be exploited by the Democrats in short order. https://t.co/z4n4vmzZ89
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 14, 2019
This legislation did not sufficiently address the humanitarian and security crisis on our southern border and left President Trump with no other option than to declare a national emergency, which I support.
— Senator Mike Braun (@SenatorBraun) February 14, 2019
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) February 14, 2019
Statement on Government Funding Bill: pic.twitter.com/DrNv9D4rEi
— Stephanie Grisham (@PressSec) February 14, 2019
Democrats’ refusal to negotiate has rendered Congress inept at doing its job to protect Americans. At this point POTUS is absolutely right to use constitutional executive action authority to build the wall and secure our border. This is a national emergency. I fully support him.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) February 14, 2019
NEW: Sen. Mitt Romney praises Senate's passage of "far from perfect" spending deal, but adds, "I don't believe declaring a national emergency is the right approach. I'd also expect the President to stay within statutory and constitutional limits." https://t.co/qSKdignlaw pic.twitter.com/0XIgtG6KNE
— ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2019
Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro describes his plans if President Trump declares a national emergency to build his border wall: "We'll challenge him in Congress. We'll challenge him in the courts. And I think the American people will challenge the President." pic.twitter.com/Ftfljd2lHb
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 14, 2019
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) February 14, 2019
Democrats citing precedent as to why Trump should not declare a national emergency is a straw man. Pelosi said a Democrat could declare a "gun emergency," and then what, deny everyone their second amendment rights? Lol, sure Nancy.
Declare the emergency.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) February 14, 2019
Trump to sign spending bill to begin to build the wall and will ALSO declare a national emergency
Expect this to be tied up in the courts immediately and it will go to the Supreme Court
We have your back Mr President! Build it!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 14, 2019
Here we go! https://t.co/YTHXmaZvrr
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) February 14, 2019
I’m greatly disturbed to learn President Trump is preparing to disregard the rule of law and declare a national emergency in order to force the American people to pay for the same wall that their elected representatives in Congress just rejected.
Read my statement 👇 pic.twitter.com/QsFsg8NuKS
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) February 14, 2019
— Eric Bolling🇺🇸 (@ericbolling) February 14, 2019
Every time a president declares a "national emergency" in order to get his way on a particular issue, the closer we are to a dictatorship. Who needs Congress or the people if the president can make the decision on issues by himself? Very dangerous precedent.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) February 14, 2019