Dems Get Ready To Take Trump To Court If He Declares National Emergency
On Thursday, House Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler announced that the committee will take legal measures to make sure Donald Trump doesn’t get funds for his border wall through means of a national emergency.
Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency in order to get his wall built. On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claimed that the president will still declare a national emergency even if the recent deal to build a fence along the southern border goes through.
Now, Democrats are trying to stop Trump from taking advantage of his powers to get what he wants.
The first step will be introducing a “resolution of disapproval” in the House of Representatives, Nadler told Washington Post congressional reporter Rachael Bade.
If their legislative branch response is blocked by Senate Republicans, House Democrats will then fight the state of emergency in the judicial branch by filing a lawsuit against the president.
BREAKING: @Judiciary Chair @RepJerryNadler tells me the House will bring a resolution of disapproval up to try to terminate Trump's national emergency to build the wall. If that fails in the Senate or is vetoed by Trump, House Dems will sue, he says. Story coming…
— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) February 14, 2019