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Democrats to force another vote against Trump's emergency declaration


Added 09-10-19 11:22:02am EST - “Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday Democrats would force a vote to terminate the president's national emergency declaration after the administration moved to use military funds to construct the wall along the southern…” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Democrats to force another vote against Trump’s emergency declaration”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer said Tuesday Democrats would force a vote to terminate the president’s national emergency declaration after the administration moved to use military funds to construct the wall along the southern border.

The New York Democrat said President Trump was usurping the power of the pursue belonging to Congress, which has the authority over spending.

“We’ve never had such a president overreach on an emergency basis,” Mr. Schumer said on the chamber floor. “This issue rises to a large and vital Constitutional issue.”

He said the president is “stealing” the money from the military, calling it a “power grab by a president who refuses to accept the constitutional separation of powers.”

It would be the second attempt by Democrats to override the president’s move. They previously forced a vote on the issue where about a dozen Republican senators joined them in rejecting the president’s border emergency as an abuse of power.

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