Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has issued a warning towards President Trump regarding the possibility of the latter declaring a national emergency in order to build the wall at the Southern border, according to Townhall.
Reviewing McConnell’s Warning
The Senate Majority Leader reportedly believes that the idea of President Trump declaring a national emergency to build his promised wall is dangerous. McConnell cited concerns that Congress could push back on Trump’s declaration by putting forth a resolution which would shut down the aforementioned declaration. In turn, this Congressional act could leave the president with no other option than to veto his own declaration. In turn, McConnell maintains that this chain of events could place Trump in a tough position with the Republican Party.
The Likelihood of Congressional Pushback
At this point in time, there is no way to predict how Congress would react to President Trump declaring a national emergency to take care of the crisis at the Southern border. However, Democrats continue to affirm their unwillingness to work and compromise with the president in order to build the physical barrier at the border. Pelosi, Schumer, and other Democratic leaders don’t seem to care that illegal immigration has real-life, devastating consequences for lawful Americans.
If Trump does wind up declaring a national emergency, it will come after months of him trying to work with the Democrats and get the wall built via negotiations. At this point, Democrats have all but flat-out stated that their aversion to the wall is merely due to their fear of President Trump achieving such a major win.
The truth of the matter is that the physical barrier at the Southern border is an imperative security measure. Trump has tried working with the Democrats via negotiations and they’ve made it more than clear that they’re not willing to come to the table and compromise. One way or another, the wall is going to have to be built.
If it truly does come down to the declaration of a national emergency, Democrats will not be able to say that President Trump did not attempt to work with them.
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