Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi are about to square off once again.
Democrats believe if they win this round then President Trump is finished.
But Nancy Pelosi picked the one fight with the President that she instantly regretted.
Pelosi is still the toast of Washington after the government shutdown.
Even though Trump used reprogramming and national emergency to free up over six billion dollars of wall funding, the fake news media still doused Pelosi in glowing coverage about her “victory.”
But that was just round one of a ten round fight.
It immediately became clear that Pelosi did not force President Trump to back down on the wall at all.
Instead, President Trump shifted the terrain to his lawful executive authority.
In addition to the declaration of national emergency, President Trump also reprogrammed over a billion dollars in funds that are available to any President to move around as they see fit.
Democrats were furious.
They thundered about “abuse of power” and “executive overreach.”
The fake news media promoted false stories comparing Donald Trump acting within the 1976 National Emergency Act to Barack Obama unilaterally rewriting federal immigration law with his illegal DACA executive amnesty program.
After Democrats worked themselves up into a lather on the cable news circuit denouncing President Trump’s decision, they moved to the next phase of their plan to stop the wall.
Democrats have two weeks to file a motion of disapproval.
Pelosi announced this in a “Dear Colleague” letter to the House.
“All Members take an oath of office to support and defend the Constitution,” the Speaker of the House stated. “The President’s decision to go outside the bounds of the law to try to get what he failed to achieve in the constitutional legislative process violates the Constitution and must be terminated. We have a solemn responsibility to uphold the Constitution, and defend our system of checks and balances against the President’s assault.”
This is expected to pass easily since the Democrats control the House.
The motion will move to the Senate.
And because it is a privileged resolution, it only requires a simple majority to pass and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cannot block it from coming up for a vote.
But that does not mean the Democrats will prevail.
Even if the motion passes the Senate and goes to the President’s desk, Trump will veto the measure.
And Pelosi and Schumer’s attempt to override the veto will fail.
At that point, Democrats would have one card left to play: lawsuits.
But the President’s case is overwhelming.
Congress granted the President the power to declare a national emergency and it did not define what a national emergency is.
The legislative branch left that power up to the President.
If the Democrats fight President Trump all the way up to the Supreme Court they will lose because the language of the statute is clear.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.