'Good chance' he will declare emergency for wall money

'Good chance' he will declare emergency for wall money

'Good chance' he will declare emergency for wall money

"We're in a very strong legal standing - we are doing it regardless".

A spokesman for McConnell declined to comment on the Post story. But on Thursday he described negotiations with opposition Democrats "a waste of time".

In response, Drew Hammill, a Pelosi spokesman, said in a statement on Friday night that "President Trump's recklessness didn't make us safer, it undermined our security with 35 days of border patrol agents, DEA agents, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and Homeland Security personnel missing paychecks".

Trump continued to lay the groundwork for building more fencing without Congress's explicit approval, instead relying on an emergency declaration to have the Pentagon do the construction.

House Democrats have threatened to sue over such a move.

"We've certainly tried to communicate that to him", said Cornyn, referring to Trump. However he would nearly certainly face immediate court challenges, with Democrats arguing that there is no real emergency on the frontier.

That would take place under provisions of the National Emergencies Act, which provides that a presidential declaration can be terminated if lawmakers pass a joint resolution to do so.

Last Friday, amid "mounting public frustration", Donald Trump agreed to halt the 35-day United States government shutdown that has left hundreds of thousands of federal employees without pay for more than a month, reports The Guardian. Such a step likely would prompt a court challenge from Democrats. "We haven't declared the national emergency yet and yet we're building a lot of wall", Trump said.

"But we've sent 2,500 military down to help Border Patrol and law enforcement".

"We're building a lot of wall right now as we speak, and we're renovating a lot of wall, and we're getting ready to give out some very big contracts with money that we have on hand and money that comes in".

Trump is pitted between the political middle and his own base, which has embraced his demand for a border wall. Democrats argue that there is no national emergency at the border and they blast Trump's proposed wall as an antiquated and ineffective solution to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants and narcotics crossing through the southern border.

Facing a deadline for a compromise, House Republicans on the conference committee plan to travel to the border Sunday and Monday. Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California said. Although McConnell has warned about the perils of another shutdown or a national emergency, Trump has dangled both as possibilities. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. Asked how they differ, Shelby replied, "You have to ask them but I think it's pretty obvious". "On a political basis, what she's doing is - I actually think it's bad politics, but much more importantly it's very bad for our country".

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