House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) fiercely attacked President Trump on Thursday after Senator McConnell said Trump will declare a national emergency to secure border wall funding.
Pelosi and Schumer said Thursday that Trump declaring a national emergency would be a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that President Trump broke his core promise to have Mexico pay for his wall, reported Chad Pergram.
Pelosi then took her rhetoric to the next level and attacked the 2nd Amendment. Pelosi warned Republicans that the next president could declare a national emergency on guns, The Hill reported.
“A Democratic president can declare emergencies, as well,” Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. “So the precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans.”
Nancy Pelosi brought up the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting massacre and argued the ‘epidemic of gun violence’ in America is a national emergency.
“Let’s talk about today: The one-year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America,” Pelosi said. “That’s a national emergency. Why don’t you declare that emergency, Mr. President? I wish you would. But a Democratic president can do that.”
Other gun-grabbing Democrat lawmakers also claimed a national emergency should be declared on guns and even climate change.
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) called gun violence, climate change, income inequality, access to healthcare all national emergencies.
Gun violence is a national emergency
Climate Change is a national emergency
Income inequality is a national emergency
Access to healthcare is a national emergency
Building a wall on the southern border is not.
— Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (@repcleaver) February 14, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) confirmed from the Senate Floor Thursday afternoon that President Trump will be signing the new border deal and will also be issuing a national emergency at the same time.
There is a crisis at the US-Mexico border, however the Democrats want illegal aliens pouring into this country because the illegal alien vote is their new voting bloc.