Last week President Trump signed a short-term spending package to end to the partial government shutdown while negotiations continued to create a solution to our current border security crisis. However, that short-term spending package expires in mid-February, and if Congress and the White House can’t agree on a plan, the government could very likely shutdown again.
Today on the show, we discussed the President’s statement that he was skeptical as to whether an acceptable border deal can be reached before February 15th.
A bipartisan conference committee made up of representatives from the House and Senate is meeting right now, trying to work out an agreement for border security that will satisfy both sides of the aisle and keep the government open.
In an interview Sunday, President Trump expressed his concerns for the likelihood of a deal being reached:
"I personally think it’s less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board."
Now we’re left wondering if, in the event a deal is not reached, the President will have to exercise his constitutional and statutory authority to declare a National Emergency in order to release funds needed to enhance border security without Congress.
Do you think this time the President should declare an emergency and prepare for the resistance that will come from the Left?
On Tuesday, a week from today, President Trump will deliver the State of the Union Address, and present his case for enhanced National Security to the American people. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – who has to date been unwilling to work with the White House to secure the border – will be seated right behind him.
We’ve already prepared legal memos, thoroughly examining the President’s authority to declare an emergency and likelihood of success, and we’re prepared to take action if need be.
You can listen to the entire episode here.
As we aggressively battle to defend our national security and build the wall, we urgently need your support. Your gift today makes an impact.
“We fight wars that are 6,000 miles away . . . but we don’t control our own border.” Those were the words from President Trump in a news conference earlier this morning. We’ve been telling you for some time that President Trump may need to use his executive authority to declare a National Emergency...
The President has just declared a National Emergency on our southern border. He has stated that he will reapportion funds to combat this national emergency through the construction of a border wall. In declaring the National Emergency , President Trump stated he was doing so to address a “national...
Just a day away from the February 15th deadline and another partial government shutdown looming, a vote on the new border security spending deal could be just hours away. Today on the show we discussed the delivery of the bipartisan security agreement, which we told you the committee had reportedly...
Yesterday we told you that the bipartisan conference committee had reached an agreement, at least in principle, that could provide both border security and avoid another government shutdown. Congress seems poised to move quickly, with both sides preparing to vote on the agreement. On today’s...