Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is making moves to circumvent President Trump’s national emergency declaration, as documented by Townhall.
Reviewing Schumer’s Opposition to the National Emergency Declaration
Like most Democrats, Schumer is not thrilled about the national emergency declaration which President Trump announced in order to enact effective security at the United States Southern border. In order to find a way around said declaration, Schumer has put forth a motion to block it and is calling on Congress to support his motion.
In Schumer’s own words:
“This issue transcends partisan politics, and I urge all senators — Democrats and Republicans — to support this resolution to terminate the president’s emergency declaration when it comes up for a vote in the Senate. Identical companion legislation to the House resolution will soon be introduced in the Senate.”
Will the National Emergency Declaration Stick?
Since the House is under Democrat control, the chances of the resolution passing are fairly high. However, seeing as the Senate is under Republican control, the resolution is less likely to succeed. Although previously expressing reservations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has since come out in favor of President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Quite frankly, the Democrats will be extremely hard-pressed to garner enough Congressional votes for the resolution to pass.
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