Donald Trump now looks to declare a national emergency to find new funding opportunities for their promised wall against the neighboring country of Mexico.
by the White house on Wednesday did not let the criticism wait on themselves.
" This is lawless, said the senate minoritetsledare Chuck Schumer (D), which also promised that the congress will do everything to stop the president's decision.
– To declare a state of national emergency is a blatant abuse of presidential power.
Schumer was backed by his party colleague Nancy Pelosi.
– There is no national emergency at the border, " says house speaker Nancy Pelosi.Image 1 of 2 Nancy Pelosi is critical of Trump to trigger a state of emergency in the country. Photo: Alex Wong/AFP Slide 2 of 2 Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. Photo: Martin H. Simon Slideshow
she and the Democrats were prepared for this step from Donald Trump:
" We are prepared. And this is an illusion that the president has created.
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the Criticism also came from a number of the demokatiska candidates who hope to challenge Donald Trump in the presidential election in 2020. Senator Kamala Harris wrote:
”We don't need a wall. Instead, we should do something about the real nödlägena that our country is facing – everything from weapon-related violence and opiodkrisen.”
even took it up she saw that the real crises in its condemnation of the president's decision:
”weapon-related violence is an emergency. Climate change is an emergency. Our country's opiodepidemi is an emergency. Trumps ridiculous wall is not an emergency.”
It is the first time that a president looks to take money from the funds that congress allocated to other emergencies to something that he himself runs.
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