Fresh off her last national embarrassment, in which she tried to rig the Democratic primaries in favor of her best girl Hillary Clinton and wound up getting fired from the DNC in the process, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is ready to hit the big time again. This time, she’s telling the world that she’ll “most definitely” lead a court challenge against President Trump if he attempts to declare a national emergency and build the wall with pre-existing Pentagon funds.
In an interview with CNN, Wasserman Schultz said, “There’s not a national emergency that would meet the test that would allow for the president to make such a declaration in this case. If you look at border crossings and apprehensions at the border, we have border crossings that are about a fifth of where they were going back to 2000.”
Yes, well, that says it all, really. This has been a national emergency in the making for roughly half a century. It’s about time we had a president with the cojones to step up and do something about it. No surprise that Democrats (and even a handful of Republicans) want to stop him by any means necessary.
“We have the lowest amount of apprehensions that we have had in four decades. So the president is just not telling the truth when it comes to there being a case to be made for a national emergency to be declared,” she said. “And then what also is important is that the president doesn’t have the power of the purse. He can’t just decide that he doesn’t like the way Congress has appropriated the funds in an appropriations act that has been signed into law. So because we are not doing what he wants, he thinks he can just declare a national emergency and take the money from military construction projects that are already under funded.”
Well, actually, there are U.S. statutes that give him exactly that authority, and the White House is quite certain that they’ve reviewed the options on the table to a high degree of legal confidence. We don’t doubt for a minute that Democrats will take this fight to the courts, and we will cheer them on as they do so. The more effort they put into STOPPING Trump from protecting the border, the clearer they make it for every American voter. We’ll know exactly where they stand when it comes time to vote in 2020.