The President had a one-word response for the Democrat-led bill: “VETO!”
The stakes couldn’t be clearer, as Vice President Mike Pence laid out in an interview with Fox News. “A vote against the President's national emergency declaration is a vote to deny the humanitarian and security crisis that's happening at our southern border.”
This morning, three state Attorneys General explained the Constitutional authority President Trump used in declaring the national emergency.
“Unlike President Barack Obama, who unlawfully used executive power to create new laws or rewrite laws Congress enacted, President Trump is lawfully using executive power to address a crisis worsened by congressional inaction,” Ken Paxton (R-TX), Curtis Hill (R-IN), and Jeff Landry (R-LA) write.
“The facts matter these facts show the president has acted lawfully and within the scope of discretion Congress and the people vested in him. Congress should support President Trump.”