Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced new legislation Friday that would effectively eliminate President Trump’s “national emergency” declaration; setting the stage for a potential political brawl in the US Senate.
“House Democrats on Friday introduced a resolution to block the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump issued to fund his long-sought wall along the U.S-Mexico border,” reports the Associated Press.
House Speaker Pelosi confirmed a vote would likely take place Tuesday.
If passed by the House -and ultimately passed by the Senate- it could become President Trump’s first veto.
“What the president is attempting is an unconstitutional power grab,” said Rep. Joaquin Castro -a sponsor of the bill. “There is no emergency at the border.”
Read the full report at the AP.