In the latest attempt to stop Trump’s national emergency declaration over securing the border, Democrats in the House – and even a few RINOs – voted to override his recent veto. They failed.
House fails to override Trump veto on border emergency
The House failed on Tuesday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of legislation blocking his national emergency declaration at the border, capping off a months-long congressional battle over the president’s signature issue.
Fourteen Republicans joined all Democrats on the 248-181 vote, far short of the two-thirds majority needed to overturn the first veto of Trump’s presidency.
Now the fight over Trump’s unilateral move to build a border wall will fall to the courts, where its fate is uncertain.
Democrats are expected to either file or join an existing lawsuit to stop Trump’s action, though leadership has been mum about their next legal steps. Their effort to overturn the emergency declaration, however, could help establish the will of Congress and bolster any legal challenges…
Still, the failure to block Trump’s veto hands the president and his party yet another win this week following special counsel Bob Mueller’s conclusion that Trump’s campaign did not collude with Russia to rig the 2016 election.
This was a huge win for Trump, but more importantly, for America.
The Washington Times has more on this:
Trump wins border wall battle as House fails to override veto
“Border security used to be a bipartisan issue,” said Rep. Mike Rogers of Alabama, the ranking Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee. “The president’s declaration is only necessary because Congress can’t reach a deal to secure our country.”
Democrats said they will renew the fight in a few months, when the next round of spending bills is due.
“The president’s lawless emergency declaration clearly violates the Congress‘ exclusive power of the purse, and Congress will work through the appropriations and defense authorization processes to terminate this dangerous action and restore our constitutional system of balance of powers,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said in a joint statement with Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.
That could precipitate another shutdown showdown come September.
For now, though, attention will shift from Capitol Hill to the courts, where lawsuits have been filed from coast to coast in attempts to block Mr. Trump’s wall plans.
What is it about border security that these liberal representatives just don’t get?