The fight surrounding President Trump’s border wall is still very much alive.
As early as yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell affirmed the Senate’s high likelihood of passing a resolution which halts the national emergency which President Trump declared to build his promised border wall; Townhall reports.
A Closer Look at the Disapproval Resolution
During his time in Kentucky, McConnell delivered the following remarks to the press regarding the national emergency declaration:
“What is clear in the Senate is there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president. Then, in all likelihood, the veto will be upheld in the House.”
Should McConnell’s predictions prove to be accurate, then President Trump could simply choose to veto the resolution. This would mark a significant milestone, however, and serve as the first veto of Trump’s presidency.
President Trump’s national emergency declaration comes after a longstanding impasse with the Democrats regarding border security. Following a 35-day government shutdown, Trump gave Congress three weeks to come up with legislation to keep government open past February 15th while also providing funding for his promised border wall. Of course, Congress failed and presented lackluster legislation which included barely a fraction of the capital needed for effective border security.
Therefore, the president signed the legislation and subsequently declared a national emergency. Of course, this prompted left-wing outrage and even some Republicans suggested that a national emergency declaration was not the best route to go.
Unfortunately, it appears as though a national emergency declaration is the only language which Democrats understand. The president gave Congress multiple chances and opportunities to reopen government and fund border security, yet they refused every time. During the 35-day government shutdown, Trump initiated legislation which would have extended protections for DACA recipients in exchange for border wall funding … and Democrats shot it down.
If the Democrats had their own way, they would stonewall effective border security forever. That can’t happen which is why the national emergency declaration is in effect.
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