President Trump told Republican Senators Thursday he’s “prepared to veto” any resolution that would block his proposed border wall funding; warning GOP legislators who may vote against his “national emergency” declaration.
“A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!” tweeted Trump.
A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019
The President declared a national emergency along the US-Mexico border weeks ago; effectively bypassing Congress to obtain funding for his long-promised border wall.
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.
DEMS IN DENIAL: Gavin Newsom Travels to the Border, Says Absolutely No ‘National Emergency’
California Governor Gavin Newsom traveled to the US-Mexico border Thursday where he championed the “economic vibrancy” and “legal immigration” taking place on a daily basis; asserting there is absolutely no “national emergency.”
I’m at our border today where there is no “national emergency.”
San Ysidro is the busiest border crossing in the Western Hemisphere. It’s a region of economic vibrancy — of trade and commerce. Our state thrives because of the families who live on both sides of this border. pic.twitter.com/CRfXGpyZb6
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) March 7, 2019
“We’re right here at the Mexican border. We’re here at San Ysidro, one of the busiest crossings in the United States. I’m trying to highlight a different story as it relates to what’s going on here,” said Newsom.
“It is a very different story than the one you’re hearing out of Washington, DC.,” he added.