Trump Declares National Emergency, Everyone Freaks Out

This could have all be avoided by providing the necessary funding to build the section of border barrier requested, especially when there is tons of money allocated to all sorts of Democrat things, including overseas abortions. The best thing would have been to refuse to sign the bill, but that wasn’t politically feasible. Having GOP negotiators who aren’t utters squishes would have helped, as well

Trump declares national emergency at border

President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to bypass Congress and spend roughly $8 billion on barriers along the southern border, a big step toward building his long-promised wall that also comes with significant political and legal risk.

Trump’s move, announced in a rambling, improvised address from the Rose Garden shortly after signing the declaration, will launch a fierce constitutional battle in the courts with lawmakers and outside groups who say the president overstepped his authority.

“I am going to be signing a national emergency,” Trump said after a long introduction that touched on trade, China, Syria and the caravans of immigrants that Trump made a political issue of ahead of last fall’s midterm elections.

“It’s a great thing to do because we have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people,” the president said in seeking to justify the need for an emergency declaration.

Trump predicted the move will be challenged in federal court, but said he would eventually prevail.

“I could do the wall over a long period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster,” Trump said, a concession his critics seized upon to argue an emergency does not exist on the southern border.

It’s that last part that Democrats are focusing on, thinking that it means he did it for the hell of it, but, as it goes to the courts, it’ll mean that had Democrats authorized the funding this would have been unncessary, especially since Democrats knew Trump would do this for months.

First lawsuit filed against Trump emergency declaration

Liberal advocacy group Public Citizen on Friday filed the first lawsuit seeking to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to allocate government funds for his proposed border wall.

The consumer rights think tank is suing on behalf of the Frontera Audubon Society and three landowners in South Texas who were told their land would be used to construct the barrier.

The lawsuit is expected to be the first of many challenging the declaration, which appropriated $8.1 billion for the wall.

“The complaint urges the court to find that Trump exceeded his constitutional authority and authority under the National Emergencies Act, and to hold that the declaration violates the doctrine of separation of powers that is so central to our Constitution,” Public Citizen said in a press release.

This is going to get interesting.

One thing this does do is get people talking about what’s actually going on down at the border, along with all the problems associated with illegal immigration. And the news media cannot hide those issues from the citizens anymore.

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