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If the Congress disagrees with the rejection of the Trump Declaration on a national emergency, the President is ready to veto, White House senior adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday.
The president declared a national emergency that would raise up to $ 8 billion in funding for a barrier on the southern border – more than four times as approved by Congress. The House democrats have declared Trump's declaration unlawful and are considering a joint resolution that disapproves of the statement. Miller's comments in a Fox News interview made it clear that the president is unlikely to retire.
"If you pass a negative resolution, will the President refuse, what would be the first veto of his presidency?" Fox Wallace presenter Chris Wallace asked: "Well, obviously the president will protect his national emergency declaration," Miller replied.
"So yes, he will veto?" Wallace urged.
"He's guaranteed to secure his national emergency declaration," said Miller.
A resolution of refusal would lead Congress to lift Trump's statement and probably pass by the democratically controlled House of Representatives. In the Senate, however, this would be associated with uncertainty, where several Republican legislators would have to come together with the Democrats in the minority. Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth told ABC's This Week that she believes the Senate has enough votes for such a resolution.
"I think we do," she said. "Well, whether we have enough for an override and a veto is another story, but frankly, there are enough Senate people worried that he is robbing the military and the DOD to build this wall . "
If Trump violates the resolution, Congress would need a two-thirds majority in both houses to override it – unlikely given the current political composition of the chambers. If Congress were unable to overcome a Trump veto, Duckworth said the house must complain on the argument that only Congress has the power to seize funds.
Trump is already facing several legal challenges, including one promised by Californian Justice Minister Xavier Becerra, arguing that the state will suffer damage if Trump diverts money for a wall.
Trump may have violated his own case when he said in his announcement on Friday: "I could do the wall for a long time, so I did not have to. But I'd rather do it much faster. "As the National Political Correspondent of the NPR, Mara Liasson, explained on Weekend Edition Sunday Trump undermined himself" in this speech in the rose garden "when he said the emergency was not necessary. "In other words, he does so for reasons of convenience, not necessity."
For decades, the presidents have been dealing with emergency powers, but this is the first time that an emergency has been used to secure funding for a project that Congress specifically did not want to find, reports the New York Times.