Sen. Marco Rubio: National Emergency Move Could Hurt GOP
Sen. Marco Rubio: National Emergency Move Could Hurt GOP
Trump cancels Davos trip over partial govt. shutdown
11 January, 2019, 15:45
The president said he is considering using his national emergency powers to expropriate the funding he needs for the wall, bypassing Congress altogether. "He had a temper tantrum.' Because I knew he would say that, and after Nancy said no to proper Border Security, I politely said bye-bye and left, no slamming!" Trump wants $5.7 billion from Congress to fund his wall along the southern border with Mexico.
The South Carolina Republican later tweeted that Congress faced a "complete stalemate" over reopening the government, pinning the blame partly on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her fellow Democrats' refusal to give an inch on funding a wall Trump initially promised Mexico would pay for. While border patrol agents there expressed support for a border wall or barrier, the border patrol agent in charge showed an image of a tunnel illegal immigrants had carved - under a wall.
"Death is pouring through", Trump said.
Trump had been expected to make a brief appearance at the influential get-together, attended by many world leaders, but said that opposition Democratic "intransigence" required him to stay home.
Analysts say the declaration would likely be challenged in court as a case of presidential overreach, in which case the wall still could face being blocked. I didn't say they're going to write me a check for $20 billion or $10 billion. I said they're going to pay for the wall.
But in 2016, his campaign's plan for financing the wall called for a one-time payment from Mexico. basically, a check. "But they are paying for the wall indirectly, many, many times over, by the really great trade deal we just made", the president said. Using the Internet archiving tool Wayback Machine, CBS News obtained the now-deleted memo the Trump campaign posted in April 2015 describing how the USA would compel Mexico to make a "one-time payment" of $5 or $10 billion for the wall. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Richard Shelby, the chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Rob Portman of OH and Susan Collins of Maine. "I just don't see a pathway forward", Sen. "I'm not prepared to endorse that right now; I want to think about it some more, I want to dig in to some of the historical record as to why that power is there, how it's been used in the past".
"Again, we saw a temper tantrum because he couldn't get his way", Schumer said.
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