"I'm writing to invite all congressmen The congressman Joaquin Castro, the congressman's privileged decision to end the early termination of this urgency statement with the termination mechanism within the National Emergency Act, wrote the Californian Democrat in a letter to her colleagues.  "All members take an oath of office and defend the Constitution," added Pelosi. "The President's decision to move beyond the legal limits in order to try to achieve what he has not achieved in the constitutional legislative process violates the Constitution and must be ended, we have a solemn responsibility to uphold the Constitution and defend our control system and settle balances against the president's attack. "
Representatives have until 3 pm time Thursday to sign the resolution, which will be presented Friday, Pelosi wrote. The house will "move fast" under the National Emergency Act to say goodbye before being sent to the Senate.
Castro had promised to curtail such a statement before Trump's announcement as a possible second partial government deadlock was imminent.
"Historically, presidents have urged national emergencies for national security issues, and President Trump would unconstitutionally abuse constitutional power by announcing an emergency hype-based emergency rather than content-related emergency," the Texas Democrat said Thursday in a statement.
Trump would set a dangerous precedent for the constitutional balance of power between the executive and legislative branches.
Speaking in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, Trump referred to an "invasion" of undocumented immigrants and "enormous amounts of drugs" on the southern border, but gave few concrete examples of such a crisis.
19659003] He also predicted the long legal road ahead of his mandate.
"We will have a national emergency, and then we will be sued, and they will sue us in the ninth circle, even if it should not be there, and we may get a bad verdict, and then we'll get another bad judgment, and then we'll land at the Supreme Court, and hopefully we'll get a good shake and we'll win at the Supreme Court, "said Trump Friday suggested that she might support a challenge to Trump's statement.
When asked if she would file a lawsuit, the S replied precher: "I'm allowed to – that's an option and we will examine our options. "
" The President puts an end to Congress, about the power of the purse, "she said, adding," We will review our options. We will be prepared to respond appropriately. "