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PoliticsTrump vows to veto resolution terminating his national emergency declaration

14:30  14 march  2019
14:30  14 march  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump’s border emergency

McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump’s border emergency The Senate majority leader had urged the president not to declare a national emergency after Congress rejected his demands to fund the wall.

WASHINGTON — President Trump will declare a national emergency as early as Friday to bypass Congress and build his long-promised wall along the nation ’s Democrats and some Republicans instantly condemned the move, with some vowing to challenge it through legislation and lawsuits.

WASHINGTON — In declaring a national emergency to try to build his long-promised border wall, President Trump invoked extraordinary and seldom-used authorities to bypass “I will fully support the enactment of a joint resolution to terminate the president’s emergency declaration , in accordance

Trump vows to veto resolution terminating his national emergency declaration© Win McNamee Five Republican senators support a Democratic measure blocking President Trump's emergency declaration.

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to veto a resolution that would terminate his national emergency declaration just hours before the Senate is set for a showdown vote on the measure.

"A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction)," Trump tweeted. "I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!"

Pelosi on Trump's veto threat: 'We'll fight him in the Congress' and courts

Pelosi on Trump's veto threat: 'We'll fight him in the Congress' and courts House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday if President Donald Trump vetoes the resolution blocking his national emergency declaration, Democrats will respond in Congress and in court. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "We'll fight him in the Congress, we'll fight him in the courts and we'll fight him in the court of public opinion," Pelosi told reporters at an event in Texas. "What he's doing is wrong and the Republicans know it.

22 that he would “100 percent” veto a resolution terminating the national emergency declaration he signed a week ago. Earlier on Feb. 22, House Democrats filed a privileged resolution to terminate the national emergency under the premise there is no emergency and the president is overreaching.

Trump faces backlash over border national emergency . Sanders refuses to address checks to Michael Cohen. His declaration strikes at the heart of our Founders' concept of America, which Still, even if the resolution passed, Trump could veto it -- as he promised to do in comments he made Friday

After Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Wednesday announced support for the House-passed resolution to cancel Trump's national emergency declaration — which the president wants to use to pay for a border wall Congress has refused to fund — five Republicans have publicly declared they will vote in favor of the Democratic measure.

As of last week, GOP Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine announced they would back the resolution, and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has conceded it would pass.

Should Trump veto the measure, it is unlikely that Congress would be able to overturn it.

Trump declared the national emergency weeks after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, lasting more than a month, which followed Congress' refusal to acquiesce to his demand for more than $5 billion in funding to build a massive wall along the southern border with Mexico. Trump used the emergency declaration in hopes of redirecting billions of federal dollars to build the wall without congressional approval.

"Republican Senators are overthinking tomorrow's vote on National Emergency," Trump tweeted Wednesday. "It is very simply Border Security/No Crime - Should not be thought of any other way. We have a MAJOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY at our Border and the People of our Country know it very well!"

Inside his veto fight with the GOP, Trump may have found 'a gift'.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump promised to fight Democrats and Republicans in Washington, and, with his first-ever veto Friday, he did just that. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it," he said as he sent a measure that would have terminated his declaration of a national emergency — and the transfer of billions of dollars to build his promised border wall — right back to Capitol Hill.

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