First She Called POTUS’ National Emergency ‘Unlawful’ — Now Pelosi Is Fundraising Off It

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) shot down President Donald Trump’s move on Friday to declare a national emergency at the southern border as “unlawful,” saying it’s unconstitutional. However, she’s fundraising off it.

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) joined together to battle against Trump’s executive action.

“The president’s unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation,” they wrote in a joint statement.

They continued:

This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process.

The President’s actions clearly violate the Congress’s exclusive power of the purse, which our Founders enshrined in the Constitution. The Congress will defend our constitutional authorities in the Congress, in the Courts, and in the public, using every remedy available.

“The president is not above the law,” they concluded. “The Congress cannot let the president shred the Constitution.”

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Despite putting the president on blast, Pelosi is now using it to her advantage, as she sent out a fundraising email to supporters on Friday to collect money off it.

In the speaker’s email, she criticized Trump’s statement when he said, “I didn’t need to do this. But I’d rather do it much faster.”

“If you don’t ‘need’ to do it, it’s NOT an emergency,” Pelosi wrote, bashing the national emergency as “fake” and calling it a “blatant abuse of power.”

The fundraising email to “support our network against Trump” allows recipients to donate as little as $10 and as much as $250. They can also choose their own amount.

As IJR Red reported, Pelosi’s criticism of Trump’s call to secure the border and curb illegal immigration is a stark contrast from when she praised former President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

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James
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Pelosi should really have her Staff dig into the U.S. Codes to learn that the POTUS does have the authority to build the Wall/fence/barricade using DoD resources. RE:

10 USC Section 284: “Construction of roads and FENCES and installation of lighting to block drug smuggling corridors across International Boundaries of the United States”.

Trump should also sue California for the return of $3.5 Billion they will no longer need to build a high speed rail system.

James
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Is this the same Nancy Pelosi who wished the reporters a “Happy Thanksgiving” on Valentine’s Day? She’s either in late stage dementia; OR, tipping the vodka jugs too often.

Hazel Belcher
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I Will I e Nancy one Dollar!!!

Paul Racina
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Democrats are such idiots, when Obama bypassed congress through EO with DACA they cheered him on, even though he had no constutional authority to do so. Yet when Trump declares a National emergency, using the power congress gave him, to fix a crisis congress refuses to fix, they suddenly care about the constitution? Btw congress has already appropriated this money, Trump just used his power granted by congress to redirect it, as many presidents have done in the past.

Linnea
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She won’t let him shred the Constitution. THAT’S rich. They live to shred the Constitution. It never ceases to amaze me, what falls from their mouths.

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