Moms Leader Commends House for Rejecting President Trump’s Bogus National Emergency, Urges Senate to Do the Same
“The House of Representatives did what was right today by rejecting President Trump’s disgraceful, politically motivated, utterly bogus declaration of a national emergency. We strongly urge the U.S. Senate to do the same. Manufacturing a national emergency in order to build a wall the country neither wants, nor needs, is despicable – a gross violation of the President’s powers and a dangerous threat to the checks and balances our Constitution guarantees.
“We thank the House leaders and every representative from either party who stood up for what is right. We demand that the full Congress reject President Trump’s reckless use of emergency powers. He must not be allowed to waste our tax dollars and undermine our democracy.
“The moms of America want Congress to stand up to this President, who is taking dangerous steps towards authoritarianism by undermining the power of Congress. The House of Representatives did that today and moms, dads, children, and country itself will be much better off if the Senate follows suit and Congress overrides any veto that may result.
“Congress simply must regain and retain its power to make funding decisions and reject Trump’s effort to waste more than $5 billion that is needed for disaster relief, health care, education, housing, and food on a harmful wall that will stand forever as a symbol of hate.”