During the President’s announcement to temporarily end the shutdown he told the American people that he will use emergency powers to build the wall if Congress does not approve it by February 15th.
According to CSN News, President Donald Trump announced this afternoon that he had made a deal with leaders in Congress to sign a bill to fund the government until February 15 but warned that if Congress had not by that time agreed “to build a powerful wall or steel barrier” that he would invoke a national emergency to build the wall without congressional approval.
“So let me be really clear: We really have no choice but to build a powerful wall or steel barrier,” Trump said at the end of an address outside the White House.
“If we don’t get a fair deal from Congress, the government will either shutdown on February 15, again, or I will use the powers afforded to me under the laws and the Constitution of the United States to address this emergency,” Trump said.
“We will have great security,” he said.
At the outset of his speech, Trump said he had made a deal with unnamed individuals in Congress.
“I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government,” Trump said.
Trump then alluded to the possibility of using unilateral power to handle the border security emergency.
“As everyone knows, I have a very powerful alternative but I didn’t want to use it at this time,’ Trump said. “Hopefully, it will be unnecessary.” – Read More