Category Archives: national emergency

15 Bipartisan Senators Urge Mitch McConnell to Curb Trump National Emergency Authority

Fifteen Republican and Democrat senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), urging them to take up legislation that would grant Congress more oversight over President Donald Trump’s national emergency authority.

Exclusive–Michelle Malkin to Trump: No More ‘Empty Threats’ on Immigration, Border

President Trump must use his executive powers to take action on the soaring levels of illegal and unchecked immigration to the United States rather than delivering “empty threats,” columnist Michelle Malkin says. 

Dem Rep. Castro: ‘It’ll Be Very Significant for the Courts’ to See Both Chambers Rejected Emergency Declaration

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) stated that he believes it will be “very significant” for the courts to see that both the House and the Senate voted against President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Castro said, “I think it’ll be very significant for the courts, and perhaps the Supreme Court, if it reviews this, to see that both chambers of Congress, one Republican chamber in the Senate, one Democratic chamber in the House of Representatives, both voted to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration. Because we don’t believe that it’s legal, and because there is no emergency on our southern border.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Dem Rep. Castro: ‘It’ll Be Very Significant for the Courts’ to See Both Chambers Rejected Emergency Declaration

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) stated that he believes it will be “very significant” for the courts to see that both the House and the Senate voted against President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Castro said, “I think it’ll be very significant for the courts, and perhaps the Supreme Court, if it reviews this, to see that both chambers of Congress, one Republican chamber in the Senate, one Democratic chamber in the House of Representatives, both voted to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration. Because we don’t believe that it’s legal, and because there is no emergency on our southern border.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Schumer: We Intend to Have More Votes on Emergency Declaration

During a press conference on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Senate Democrats intend to bring the resolution against President Trump’s national emergency declaration up for further votes. Schumer said, “[T]he president will first veto it. It goes to the House. It won’t have the 2/3ds. But I believe the law allows us to bring it up every six months, and certainly, we would intend to do that.” Schumer then responded to a question on what would be the point of bringing the resolution up again by stating, “The point of defending the checks and balances that the Founding Fathers put so exquisitely into our government? We’ve got to defend it ten times, even if they knock it down, in hopes of winning the eleventh.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Senate to Vote on Bill Ending Border Wall National Emergency Thursday

The Senate will vote on Thursday on a resolution that would nullify President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border. 

Donald Trump: Ann Coulter ‘Wacky Nut Job’ for Border Wall Criticism

President Donald Trump on Saturday referred to prominent conservative author Ann Coulter as a “Wacky Nut Job” following months of criticism she has directed at him regarding the lack of progress building a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Lindsey Graham: If 1 Million Migrants Flooding U.S. Not a Crisis, ‘What the Hell Would Be?’

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the United States being “flooded” with migrants coming across the U.S. southern border is indeed a “crisis.”

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Border ‘Deserving’ of National Emergency Because of Drugs, Human Trafficking

Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) argued in favor of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration at the southern border. Kinzinger, who visited the border and saw the situation firsthand, said there is a “really bad situation” at the border because of the drugs and human trafficking. “What I saw was a really bad situation, something I think is deserving of a national emergency — not because of the immigration issue, but because of the drugs and the human trafficking,” Kinzinger told host Alisyn Camerota. “If you think about the cartels, the Sinaloa and the Zetas, they basically make money on two things: One is trafficking humans, the other is trafficking drugs — both of which are over the border. I saw that lots of people die every year as a result of coyotes running and abandoning them. And so, I think it’s important to share that.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Dem Sen. Udall: Rand’s Prediction of Ten Republicans Voting Against Emergency Has ‘Pretty Good’ Accuracy

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) backed Senator Rand Paul’s (R-KY) prediction that ten Republicans in the Senate will vote against President Trump’s national emergency declaration. Rand said, “I think there will be probably ten Republicans. At least six beyond the four that are going to vote for it have told me they will, and it could be higher than that.” Udall then stated, “From the Republicans I talk to, I think his — the accuracy of his prediction is pretty good, that we’re at about ten. But I think we can grow.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Ann Coulter: Republicans Opposing National Emergency at Southern Border Are Not Principled at All

New York Times best-selling author and populist conservative columnist Ann Coulter says Republican lawmakers opposing President Trump’s National Emergency declaration at the United States-Mexico border are not “principled at all.”