Despite rampant drug smuggling, child trafficking, and the unchecked migration of those with diseases that had previously been stamped out in the United States, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sees no reason for alarm on America’s southern border. Pelosi plans to mobilize Democrats in the House to pass a measure blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the border in order to free up money to build a proper border wall. Joshua Jamerson writes at The Wall Street Journal:
Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said the House would “swiftly” pass a measure that would block President Trump’s national emergency order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, setting the stage for a vote in that chamber followed by a fierce debate in the GOP-controlled Senate.
In a letter to House Democrats, Mrs. Pelosi said the president’s emergency declaration undermines the constitutional separation of powers and Congress’s power of the purse. She urged all 235 House Democrats to co-sponsor the resolution, introduced by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D., Texas), to nullify Mr. Trump’s national emergency declaration.
The president last week agreed to sign legislation to avert a another government shutdown but, unsatisfied with the $1.38 billion Congress appropriated to build a border barrier, paired his support for the legislation with the national emergency declaration.
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