by Brian Hayes
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday that the House will file a lawsuit to block President Trump‘s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border.
The move marks the latest effort by House Democrats to push back against Trump’s use of federal money to construct a wall after lawmakers denied him those funds.
The basis of her lawsuit is that there is NO “crisis” on the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump is making it all up, as her statement said: “a crisis that does not exist“…
Well Speaker Pelosi got a very rude awakening when no less than Barack Obama’s former Secretary of Homeland Security refuted her claim and backed up Trump’s by confirming that there is in fact a “crisis” on the border.
To add insult to injury, former DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson said it right on FoxNews:
Brutal. You sure you want to go ahead with that lawsuit Nancy?
Johnson also made mincemeat of a nasty Washington Post editorial that mocked the claim by the Trump administration that there was a crisis at the Southern border. The Post’s editorial board wrote in their op-ed:
It is hard to single out any single event in Donald Trump’s presidency as the most untethered from truth and reality. Still, Friday’s news conference, in which Mr. Trump tried to defend his end run around Congress based on a make-believe emergency at the southern border, was, to use the president’s own words, a “big con game.”
Mr. Trump’s technique is to spin fiction as fact, secure in the knowledge that minds will reel as fact-checkers labor to deconstruct his ziggurat of falsehoods. So let’s stick to one big, basic truth: There is no crisis at the southern border.
There is no crisis, and there is no justification to specifically and surgically contravene the will of Congress, which just weighed and dismissed Mr. Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a border wall, opting instead to grant him $1.375 billion.
The “big lie” technique the left is using on the border just won’t fly anymore. Not with the public. Not even with themselves.
This wall is going to get built, and they know it. If they persist in blocking it, they will pay a very heavy price in 2020.