Nancy Pelosi just drew a line in the sand with Donald Trump.
But Speaker Pelosi completely misread the playing field.
And Pelosi ended up issuing this terrible ultimatum to Donald Trump that she will live to regret.
When Donald Trump declared a national emergency at the Southern border—that allowed him to unlock military construction funds to build a border wall—Democrats seethed with anger.
They claimed – and this was echoed by their allies in the fake news media – that there was no crisis and illegal immigration was at historic lows.
Democrats tried to pass a resolution of disapproval to stop President Trump, but he vetoed this futile gesture.
However, Pelosi did not get the message.
And now Speaker Pelosi has announced that the Democrats are suing the Trump administration to block the declaration of a national emergency.
Speaker Pelosi released a statement which read:
“The President’s sham emergency declaration and unlawful transfers of funds have undermined our democracy, contravening the vote of the bipartisan Congress, the will of the American people and the letter of the Constitution.
“The President’s action clearly violates the Appropriations Clause by stealing from appropriated funds, an action that was not authorized by constitutional or statutory authority. Congress, as Article I – the first branch, co-equal to the other branches – must reassert its exclusive responsibilities reserved by the text of the Constitution and protect our system of checks and balances.
“The House will once again defend our Democracy and our Constitution, this time in the courts. No one is above the law or the Constitution, not even the President.”
Democrats contention that the crisis is fake and President Trump acted illegally fly in the face of both the law and the facts on the ground.
Customs and Border Patrol is arresting nearly 4,000 illegal aliens trying to enter the country and make false asylum claims each day.
Because of Democrat-supported laws, the federal government was forced to release over one million illegal aliens into the country.
That is an invasion.
Additionally, the 1976 National Emergency Act clearly allows the President to declare a national emergency and does not define what an emergency has to be.
Pelosi and the left will regret this fight on two fronts.
First, they will likely lose at the Supreme Court.
While they will surely find a favorable Obama judge at the lower court level to block President Trump’s declaration of national emergency, Trump will hold the advantage when it moves to the Supreme Court.
Secondly – and more importantly – arguing with President Trump over the existence of a crisis at the Southern border could make the Democrats look out of touch.
Most Americans agree that 100,000 illegal aliens trying to sneak into the country every month represents a crisis.
The fact is that Customs and Border Patrol needs the resources necessary to stop this invasion.
Pretending the crisis doesn’t exist by burying their heads in the sand could cost the Democrats the next Presidential election.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.