Democrats Are Already Setting Out to Obstruct Just After Trump Announced National Emergency on Border

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As President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to seek the desired funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, self-described Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) mocked the emergency as “fake” and is already setting out to obstruct the president’s plans.

Ocasio-Cortez announced on Twitter she is teaming up with Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) to block President Trump’s national emergency.

“If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to introduce a resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration under 50 U.S.C. 1622. (National Emergencies Act),” Castro wrote in a statement on Thursday.

The Democrat’s statement continued to bash the president:

“President Trump would unconstitutionally usurp congressional authority by declaring an emergency based upon unfounded hype rather than any substantive emergency. Border crossings are lower than they have been in four decades. There are more law enforcement officers at the border—some stationed there simply to make good on politicians’ anti-immigrant rhetoric—than ever before. Further, such a baseless declaration by President Trump would set a dangerous precedent regarding the constitutional balance of powers between the executive and legislative branches.”

Ocasio-Cortez said she and Castro “aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight.”

The president is expected to sign off on a spending bill just ahead of the midnight deadline that would have lead to another shutdown, telling the American people during a conference on Friday, “We’re going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border — and we’re going to do it one way or the other.”

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Phyllis Softa
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Jan 29th, Intel chiefs testified before Senate Intel Comm to report on national security risks & our prep, or lack thereof, for handling them. Intel Chiefs are all Trump appointees. Not only did the Intel chiefs not mention the Southern border as a security risk, but ZERO of 8 R’s on the Comm ask “Hey, what about the threat at the Southern border? I get that the thought of more Brown folks in US keeps you up at night, but that doesn’t qualify it as a risk to the nation’s security.

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