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Pili Tobar: “It’s time for the Senate to join the House, block President Trump’s power grab and get back to real work”

 

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding the passage of the House Resolution to terminate Trump’s “national emergency” declaration on the border.

The House today delivered a sharp rebuke to President Trump’s unconstitutional, unpopular, and entirely fake national emergency. The strong vote in the House in favor of the resolution, which included the unanimous support of every Democrat and the votes of 13 House Republicans, now sets up the resolution for passage in the Senate and amps up the pressure on Senate Republicans to decide whether to side with constitutional checks and balances or blind party loyalty to a weak and unhinged President Trump.

As leading conservative voices are reminding us, there remains zero justification for Trump’s decision to override the explicit wishes of Congress and issue the emergency declaration. The only real emergencies along the border are those inflicted by this administration, such as the ongoing trauma of their family separation policy and the hundreds of children who remain separated from their parents months after the courts ordered the administration to terminate the policy.

It’s time for the Senate to join the House and pass the resolution blocking President Trump’s power grab and to get back to real work – not political theatre designed to assuage Trump’s fragile ego and presidency.