Immigration

SCHUMER’S PLOT: Dems Introduce Bill to STOP Trump From Using Military to Build Border Wall

posted by Hannity Staff - 2.05.19

Senate Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would effectively ban President Trump from using the US military to construct his proposed border wall; setting the stage for a legal-showdown should the President declare a national emergency.

“The legislation would prevent Trump from using funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works funds and military construction funding ‘for the construction of barriers, land acquisition, or any other associated activities on the southern border without specific statutory authorization from Congress’ if he declared a national emergency,” reports The Hill.

“We must stand up and assert our role as a co-equal branch of government, and we must prevent the president from going around Congress to raid critical funds … for a politically-motivated, unjustified national emergency declaration that isn’t based in reality,” said Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico.

Read the full report at the Hill.