On Friday President Trump signed his first veto when 12 Republicans voted with Democrats to block his National Emergency declaration. In response, Nancy Pelosi has set a date to override President Trump's veto.
Pelosi announced that March 26 will be the date that she is going to try to override President Trump's veto. This emergency happened because Congress did not fund the wall. Had they funded the wall, then this situation could have been avoided altogether and there would be no emergency.
Pelosi Announces March 26 as the Date to Override Veto
On March 26, the House will once again act to protect our Constitution and our democracy from the President’s emergency declaration by holding a vote to override his veto. #FakeEmergency
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) March 15, 2019
Several times President Trump tried to get the funding in an agreement that gave Democrats a path to citizenship through DACA in exchange. They still would not agree. If they really cared about the DACA kids they would have taken this deal. They do not care though, they only care about leveraging them for votes.
Though the wall isn't the perfect solution to illegal immigrants getting through the southern border, it is much better than doing nothing. The Executive Branch is responsible for the nation's security and that is what President Trump is doing. It is defined by the U.S. Constitution.
Moments ago, President Trump signed a VETO of the resolution introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block the national emergency declaration for our crisis on the southern border.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 15, 2019
Per Yahoo News:
“Today I am vetoing this resolution,” said Trump. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it and I’m very proud to veto it.”
Trump’s reelection campaign began fundraising off the veto early Friday afternoon, sending out an email asking supporters to donate to an “Official Wall Defense Fund.” Homeland Defense Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General William Barr and Vice President Mike Pence were among those who praised Trump’s veto during the Oval Office ceremony.
Related: President Trump — VETO!
Shortly after the veto was official, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the vote to potentially override the veto would occur on March 26, saying “House Republicans will have to choose between their partisan hypocrisy and their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution.”
It has been proven time and time again that the southern border needs to be strengthened. Yet the Democrats claim it is not a problem. What is the motivation behind that?