The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday afternoon that seeks to block President Trump’s “national emergency” declaration along the southern border; sending the bill to the United States Senate where it will likely be voted down.
“The House of Representatives passed a resolution late Tuesday afternoon that would terminate President Trump’s national emergency proclamation, which is also being challenged in court by a multistate lawsuit,” reports CBS News.
The final tally was 245 in favor and 182 against; a vote which largely went down party lines but had 13 Republican Representatives joining their Democratic colleagues.
“This is the most consequential vote that we’ve taken with respect to the separation of powers probably in decades and with respect to the balance of power in the constitution between the president and Congress,” said Rep. Joaquin Castro, the legislation’s top sponsor.
Read the full report at CBS News.
DEEP STATE DEPT: Kerry Says Trump Should Declare National Emergency… for CLIMATE CHANGE!
Former Secretary of State John Kerry urged President Trump to declare a national emergency Friday; saying the Commander-in-Chief should ignore the border and focus his energy on combating “climate change.”
“Instead of declaring a national emergency to address a fictional emergency – @realDonaldTrump needs to stop denying a real one: climate change,” posted Kerry on social media.
— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) January 11, 2019
The former Obama aide found himself in hot water just months ago; coming under fire for holding private meetings with Iranian officials after leaving office.
Read the full report at the Hill.
IRONY ALERT: CNN’s Acosta Says No ‘National Emergency’ at Section of Border WITH THE WALL
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta took his war-of-words with the White House to the next level Thursday; posting an online video of himself at the US-Mexico border and claiming there’s no “national emergency” taking place in the region.
“I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today,” said Acosta.
I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today. pic.twitter.com/KRoLdszLUu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
President Trump is expected to meet with local and federal officials Thursday; hearing first-hand accounts of the ongoing crisis taking place along the United States’ southern border with Mexico.