Illegal President!

Haley Ruyle
hruyle@lc.edu

 

Our President has done some shady stuff but nothing has compared to what he has done that is making the senate rethink the whole Presidency! On February 26th, 2019 Trump’s illegal emergency declaration has just been terminated by the U.S. House of Representatives and now it moves on to the Senate to take up the resolution.

“Trump’s emergency declaration is a blatant abuse of power in the service of his anti-immigrant agenda and a brazen attempt to subvert the constitutional separation of powers. The federal treasury isn’t a bank account that the President can just raid whenever he’s in a bind. It’s taxpayer money that the Framers specifically left in the hands of Congress. Trump is seeking to thwart Congress’ will” according to the Common Dreams webpage.

Trump stated that the reason for his declaration was that the Congress would not fund his wall. Trump asked for 5.7 billion dollars in funds and was rejected, so instead of using the 1.375 billion dollars in funds that were given, Trump decided to act and make a declaration that would allow him to steal congresses funds towards other things more important than a wall.

“Trump is also trying to take money from funds seized by the government through anti-drug operations and forfeitures. But Congress has passed laws dictating that this money must be used only for certain law enforcement purposes. It’s not a slush fund that can be used to finance presidents’ unfulfilled campaign promises.” Also according to the Common Dreams webpage.

Trump made the emergency declaration stating, “We have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people, and it’s unacceptable”. Everyone has known this for years, Trump is the only person crying like a baby about it. It should all be left alone though, and if he really is calling an emergency declaration on something that has been going on forever then that just proves how stupid he can get, because that wall isn’t gonna change anything other than his pride.

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