On Friday, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to go around Congress to fund his much promised border wall. Trump will reportedly use the national emergency to grab $8B for his wall.
Well, now, as can be expected, Democrats are suggesting areas where the next Democratic president should declare national emergencies. Freshman Congresswoman Omar is pushing for a national emergency to address climate change.
Our next President should declare a #NationalEmergency on day 1 to address the existential threat to all life on the planet posed by Climate Change.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 15, 2019
The Green New Deal, anyone?
Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has suggested a number of areas to declare a national emergency.
Gun violence is an emergency.
Climate change is an emergency.
Our country's opioid epidemic is an emergency.
Donald Trump's ridiculous wall is not an emergency.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 14, 2019