Trump's allies get set for fierce fight over emergency declaration
- Author: Stacy Allen Feb 18, 2019,
Feb 18, 2019, 12:44
According to Public Citizen, "requirements for invocation" of military assistance have not been met on the U.S. -Mexico border and federal law does not explicitly allow for the military to construct a border wall.
A spokesperson for A.G. Phil Weiser said late Sunday that the state will join the suit, which was first proposed Friday by California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom. This step of President Donald Trump is to repurpose funds from various other parts of the government so that he can go forth with his plan of building the border wall. He then declared a national emergency to secure more funding for wall construction.
In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Wallace pointed out that 80-90 percent of cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl are seized as USA border crossings.
"So we're going to be signing today, and registering, national emergency and it's a great thing to do, because we have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people and it's unacceptable", Trump said in a Rose Garden address.
"He couldn't get the Mexicans to build the wall", he said, "he couldn't get Congress to vote the money in ..."
"I'm always open to making sure that Congress takes back some of this power as a co-equal branch of government".
"I think we do", said Duckworth.
President Trump would likely veto any such resolution if it does reach him, and it is highly unlikely that more than 20 republicans would cross over to stand against the president. "I think we're going to see an array of lawsuits that actually would all have to be dealt with separately".
The White House's Miller insisted that Congress granted the president wide berth under the National Emergencies Act to take action.
US presidents have the power to declare a national emergency
West Virginia's Republican delegation should also remember their appropriate outrage when President Obama's EPA abused its executive power to try to shut down the coal industry.
'What the president was saying is that like past presidents, he could choose to ignore this crisis, choose to ignore this emergency as others have. Questions the president's remarks and appeared to hinder the president's claim of a demanding and imperative issue along the southern border.
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., released a statement Thursday afternoon condemning a state of emergency declaration, ahead of Trump's official Friday announcement.
Even if Congress passes such a resolution, Trump would probably veto it, Miller said in the interview on Sunday.
"This is the first time a President has tried to declare an emergency when Congress explicitly rejected funding for the particular project that the president is advocating", House Democratic Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.
The power of the purse is also repeatedly invoked in the complaint. "It will not be a separation of power anymore - it will be a separation of parties". "It is going to be a real test for my GOP colleagues in Congress and their devotion to the institution".
Has this power ever been used before?Checking in from Oahu. With that comment, "he himself said" he wasn't acting because of an emergency, Becerra said of Trump. "And we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we'll get another bad ruling", he said referring to how lower courts have ruled against him on a number of issues only to have his actions upheld by the nation's highest court.
"And with our sister state partners, we are ready to go", he told ABC's "This Week". "Now, whether we have enough for an override and veto, that's a different story". The President predicted backlash to his declaration and even expects a fight in the judicial system over it.
"You believe the Constitution should be interpreted as written, yes?" said Wallace.