President Trump has made it clear that he wants to solve this wall funding/shutdown problem the traditional way– the way it’s supposed to be solved: Through Congress. However, Pelosi and Schumer aren’t budging. They’ve suddenly decided that walls are ineffective and racist. Plus, according to Pelosi, illegals can just dig tunnels, which means a wall is a waste!
Don’t even get me started on that idiotic line of logic.
They’re not getting anywhere. Trump has continued to remind them that he’d be willing and able to declare a national emergency to get it done.
It’s not an ideal situation. It could set a bad precedent, but everything’s deadlocked right now, so I can see how it’d be tempting.
Democratic Rep. Grace Meng wants to prevent that from happening. She’s introducing a bill which would stop Trump from declaring a national emergency to fund the wall.
I'll be introducing a bill to stop @RealDonaldTrump from declaring a national emergency for his border wall. The President can’t just refuse to fund the gov't, say “EMERGENCY!” & get whatever political wish he desires. Not how the Constitution works. https://t.co/oLEBE69Y1Z
— Grace Meng (@RepGraceMeng) January 10, 2019
I have an easier solution, Meng. FREAKING FUND THE WALL and none of that will be necessary.
This isn’t complicated. For crying out loud.