Trump’s border emergency-decree of the challenge of Dems the house, setting up a possible veto showdown

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House Democrats moved Friday to neutralize President Trump to block in which the Declaration of a national state of emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, the introduction of a resolution, which could lead to the edict, and the establishment of a combat, that the President of the first veto.

The resolution of Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, whose brother Julian is a candidate for the presidency, enjoys the overwhelming support of fellow majority Democrats in the house. He announced, overnight, the measure had 222 cosponsors, slamming what he called the “fake trump emergency” and the border wall, the President called want to Finance. By Friday morning, Castro said he would be picked up a few more supporters, including Republican Rep. Justin Amash.


“[Trump] is dishonoring the office in which he serves,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said at a press conference with Castro.

The level of support for the resolution, which all but guarantees it will make the house happen. But there is a chance of the Republicans-could follow suit controlled Senate.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said earlier this week that they would support such a measure. Several other Republicans expressed concern about the President’s statement – increasing the possibility that the measure could clear the chamber of the. Such a scenario would be a distinctive break in the party over the President’s decision, while probably convincing trump to issue the first veto of his administration – a are likely to continue.


“All of the members an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution. To reach the President, the decision to go outside the bounds of the law, in order to get to try what he failed to in the constitutional legislative process violate the Constitution and must be stopped,” Pelosi said in a letter to colleagues for support. “We have a heavy responsibility for the maintenance of the Constitution, and defend our system of checks and balances against the President.”

Trump, if, under the wall is necessary to protect the country from illegal immigration, crime and drugs. He has highlighted that the construction of press already in progress, while pledging up to the front, with more, as he tooth not braces not only the fight with the Congress, but a legal battle since the beginning of this week, more than a dozen Democrat-led countries.


In response to this lawsuit, he’s Open border Democrats and Radical Left slammed “.”

The short resolution submitted Friday, simply says that Trump is the emergency proclamation, “hereby terminated.”

A staff aide introduced the measure during a brief pro-forma session of the house, in the Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va., presiding over an almost empty chamber.

Pelosi promised that the house “passed swiftly”, the measure, the prediction in her letter to colleagues, “will the resolution be referred to the Senate and then to the Desk of the President.”

Trump declared to be bound to the emergency last Friday, a decision that the signing of a government spending package that prevents a second “shutdown”. While the package to $build 1.4 billion, 55-mile limit, barrier – far less than trump sought – Trump wants, free of charge, with the emergency Declaration, and other tools to billions more.


The money would be taken over by the Federal government for the confiscation of the assets of the Fund, the defense Department anti-drug efforts, and military construction funds. Federal officials have yet to determine which projects would be affected.

Fox News’ Jason Thunder, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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