Democrats in the House of Representatives introduced a resolution to block President Donald Trump’s national emergency which would allow him to build a wall on the southern border Thursday night.
Texas Democratic Rep. Joaquin Castro introduced the resolution which he believes will pass the House, as 222 cosponsors have jumped on board. Castro sent out a tweet saying his resolution would terminate Trump’s national emergency. Democrats only need 218 supporters to pass the resolution.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to her Democratic colleagues Thursday, telling them they need to “move swiftly to pass this bill,” according to CNBC.
— Joaquin Castro (@JoaquinCastrotx) February 22, 2019
This comes just 3 days after Massachusetts Democratic Senator and 2020 hopeful, Elizabeth Warren, listed of a number of issues for which she would declare a national emergency if elected President, including “climate change, gun violence, student loan debt, right off the top. That’s what we ought to be working on.”
A few Republican Senators, including Sen. Susan Collins and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, have said they do not agree with the national emergency.
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