Congress to Sue to Block Trump Border Wall Funding Action: Pelosi

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The U.S. House of Representatives will sue to block President Donald Trump’s transfer of money to pay for a border wall along the border with Mexico, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday.

The Republican president in February declared a national emergency at the border to secure the money that Congress refused to give him for the wall.

“The President’s action clearly violates the Appropriations Clause by stealing from appropriated funds, an action that was not authorized by constitutional or statutory authority,” Pelosi, the top Democrat in Congress, said in a statement.

She said a congressional legal advisory group voted to authorize the lawsuit.

In a stinging rebuke, the Democratic-controlled House passed legislation to terminate the emergency Trump declared at the U.S.-Mexico border but Trump issued the first veto of his presidency in March to block that measure.

“The House will once again defend our Democracy and our Constitution, this time in the courts,” Pelosi said in a statement. “No one is above the law or the Constitution, not even the President.”

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said the president’s emergency declaration was legal.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and James Dalgleish)

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Pelosi and her comrades need to check 10 USC Section 284 which gives the POTUS all the authority he needs to transfer money and resources to protect America by building roads, fences and install lighting at our International border. These anti-American politicians need to take a few classes in reading and civics before spouting their nonsense.

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