GOP Senators Try To Block Trump’s Border Wall Emergency, He Gives Them A Realty Check
We all know the topic of the border wall has been hanging around for some time now, and then with President Trump declaring a national emergency to avoid another government shutdown, and to help aid in the funding of the wall, there has been even more talk.
Just today, Monday, President Trump issued a warning to the GOP senators who are considering voting to block his declaration of the national emergency at the southern border. He suggested that those who do so have fallen into a trap set by Democrats. I can’t say I disagree with him on that topic.
President took to Twitter to say: “I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security. Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country, and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats “trap” of Open Borders and Crime!”
I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security. Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats “trap” of Open Borders and Crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019
The House is setting things up to vote Tuesday on a resolution of disapproval that would block the President’s National Emergency Declaration. This vote is expected to pass the House and head to the Senate, which would be forced to vote make the deciding vote on this issue.
Though Republicans have had a nearly unanimous support system for Trump’s border wall, they have recently expressed concerns about the issuing an emergency declaration to advance with the wall. They argued that it would set a precedent that the GOP would come to regret under a Democratic president, if that ever happens.
Republicans have a slight majority in the Senate, which could prove to be good for Trump, though the resolution requires only a simple majority to pass. This means only a handful of GOP votes, along with Democrat votes, would be needed to send this to the President’s desk. Trump likely would veto the resolution if it were to pass both houses of Congress. This would all but killing it, because this would likely have insufficient support to override a veto.
Over the weekend, groups of former national security officials and former GOP members of Congress pushed for lawmakers to pass the resolution blocking Trump’s National Emergency Declaration. Trump claimed Monday that “voters are on board with us.” This is partly true. The country seems slip on this matter though. There are those who are for the border wall and those who are against it. But I say they let the people vote on it, just like when we vote in a new President. Let our voices really be heard.
But only time will tell how all this plays out. Stay tuned for more updates as we get them on the unfolding border wall situation.
Watch below as President Trump speaks at the White House to the U.S. Governors ahead of his trip to Vietnam for a summit meeting with Kim Jong Un of North Korea.