By Tom Knighton
President Trump is going to have his border wall, he says, even if he has to declare a national emergency to build the blasted thing. Doing so would free up money that he can more or less use at his discretion. While he’d probably rather not, he’s willing to do it.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warns that if he does that, a Democrat could do the same thing on guns.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said President Trump’s plan to use a national emergency declaration to unilaterally provide federal funding for a border wall would set a precedent Republicans may come to regret.
Democrats, she said, could use it later to enact their own priorities, such as increasing gun control.
“Why don’t you declare that a national emergency? I wish you would,” Pelosi during a press conference Thursday, noting it was the one-year anniversary of the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff. “But a Democratic president can do that.”
Now, I’m not going to get into whether or not President Trump should declare an emergency to build the wall. It’s neither here nor there.
But there are some significant differences between building a wall and essentially dismantling …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms