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PoliticsAnalysis: How Declaring a National Emergency Could Hurt Some Republicans

15:20  02 february  2019
15:20  02 february  2019 Source:   online.wsj.com

Trump says he will declare an emergency if he doesn't reach a border deal

Trump says he will declare an emergency if he doesn't reach a border deal President Donald Trump said on Friday he would declare a national emergency if he doesn't eventually reach a deal with Democrats on border security. Trump, who made the comments to reporters during an immigration event at the White House, said earlier on Friday he had reached a deal with lawmakers to reopen the government until Feb. 15 while they work on Trump's demand for funding for a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Declaring an emergency could allow Trump to circumvent Congress and repurpose funds Congress has appropriated for other purposes in order to build a wall.

A national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump over border security could wind up hurting Republicans , Sen. Declaring a national emergency , which would certainly face legal hurdles, could give Trump the ability to use the military to build the wall instead of getting Congress to

The National Emergencies Act (NEA) (Pub.L. 94–412, 90 Stat. 1255, enacted September 14, 1976, codified at 50 U.S.C. § 1601–1651)

Analysis: How Declaring a National Emergency Could Hurt Some Republicans© Jacquelyn Martin A national emergency declaration from President Trump could create a problem for some Senate Republicans.

Many Republicans have made no secret of their distaste for an emergency declaration, which the president has asserted he may declare to build a border wall if he is unsatisfied with a congressional compromise on border security. Not only would the move likely get tied up in the courts, but Republicans worry that such a strong display of executive authority could establish a troubling precedent when a Democrat occupies the White House.

More immediately, though, an emergency declaration could force Senate Republicans to take an unsavory vote on opposing the emergency declaration. Under the law governing national emergencies, Congress can vote to terminate the emergency. If the Democratic House were to pass a resolution terminating the emergency, the Senate would likely have to vote on it.

GOP lawmaker: Trump can’t claim emergency 'whenever Congress doesn’t legislate the way he wants’

GOP lawmaker: Trump can’t claim emergency 'whenever Congress doesn’t legislate the way he wants’ Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Monday slammed the idea of President Trump declaring a national emergency to direct construction of a border wall, saying that Trump "can't claim emergency powers" when Congress doesn't the legislate the way he'd like. 

President Trump was considering declaring a national emergency to get the money he wants for a But here’s the thing: There are some elected Republicans (Trump cares nothing about Democrats, so Furthermore, by indulging Trump, the Senate hurts its own base. “Out of the 10 states with the

The Republican senator from Florida warned that declaring a national emergency over the border wall could set a precedent. Rubio said Republicans should be "careful about endorsing broad uses of executive power," adding that he's "not prepared to endorse [ a national - emergency declaration ]

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For many Senate Republicans, especially those running in competitive re-election races this cycle, voting on such a resolution would leave no desirable option. On the one hand, voting against the resolution would give Democrats another opportunity to paint the vulnerable Republicans as lackeys to Mr. Trump in states where he is not popular. On the other, voting for the resolution to terminate the emergency — and bucking Mr. Trump — could anger the GOP base and potentially invalidate the emergency declaration.

In short, vulnerable Senate Republicans hoping to quietly distance themselves from the president, while not visibly opposing him, could be out of luck.

McConnell privately cautions Trump about emergency declaration on border wall

McConnell privately cautions Trump about emergency declaration on border wall Senate Republicans are divided about a national emergency, with several concerned about the precedent. McConnell told the president the move could trigger political blowback.

Senate Republicans are divided over the prospects of the president declaring a national emergency from the Oval Office on Tuesday night, with some John Cornyn (R-Texas) isn’t sold on Trump’s potential plan to declare a state of emergency to secure border funding, saying it could end up

Republicans worry Trump’s national emergency could set a new precedent for Democrats. While declaring a national emergency is within his powers as president, some on the right are sounding alarms that Trump doing so in this circumstance would set the stage for future presidents to do the

“I’m not going to speculate on what is and isn’t going to happen,” said Sen. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.), who is up for re-election in 2020 in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. “I think people should do our job in Congress, provide border security, keep the government open, and do what’s responsible.”

Other members of Senate GOP conference are less sympathetic. Sen. John Kennedy (R., La.) wants the president to declare a national emergency to build the U.S.-Mexico border wall.

“When I was elected they didn’t send me here to take easy votes. They sent me here to take votes,” he said. “There are too many people up here, you know what they care about most? Keeping their job. That’s the thing they care most about.”

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GOP senator: National emergency would be a 'tough vote' for Trump to win.
Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), the No. 2 Republican senator, on Tuesday appeared to warn that President Trump could fail to prevent a handful of Republicans from voting with Democrats to block a national emergency declaration to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border wall. 

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