(Watch) Pelosi Warns That a Democratic President Can Now Declare a National Emergency Over Gun Control
This afternoon, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell announced President Trump would sign the latest funding bill. This was, however, a caveat to the news. Trump also plans on declaring a national emergency in order to secure the funds needed to build a border wall.
Whether or not the Republicans can prove that there is an emergency at the border, is up for debate. The decision by Trump would set a dangerous precedent. Nancy Pelosi warned the president that the next democratic president can also make use of this strategy.
Pelosi said to Trump, “You want to talk about a national emergency? Let’s talk about today, the one-year anniversary” of the Parkland shooting.” She continued, “Why don’t you declare that a national emergency? I wish you would. But—a Democratic president can do that.”
"You want to talk about a national emergency?" Speaker Pelosi says. "Let's talk about today, the one-year anniversary" of the Parkland shooting.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 14, 2019
The argument made by Pelosi has also been made by Republican Senator Roy Blount (R-MO), who said, “I think it sets a dangerous precedent and I hope he (Trump) doesn’t do it.”
Mitt Romney was stronger in his condemnation. He said that not only would he not support the declaration, “he will be studying” a vote to block Trump from moving forward with declaring a national emergency.”
The ball will now be in the Republican’s court. The decision by Trump is sure to have far reaching implications.