The Democrats in the US Congress want to bring in on Friday a Resolution against the state of emergency Declaration by U.S. President Donald Trump to build a wall on the border to Mexico.
they argue that the state of emergency Declaration undermines the separation of powers between Parliament and the President. Until the middle of March could be a vote on the Resolution, reported US media.
Trump had to call last week, the National state of emergency on the southern border of the United States, against the will of the Congress, the billion-dollar construction of a border wall Fund. He justified this with alleged “Invasion” of drugs, people smugglers and criminal gangs. The construction of the wall is one of the Central election Trumps promise.
The Resolution against the state of emergency Declaration has been prepared by the democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro from Texas, whose family has Mexican roots. In the house of representatives, which is controlled by Democrats, is expected to have the Initiative a success. In the Senate, which must vote on it, however, Trumps the Republicans the majority.
Anyway, Trump is likely to Veto it, should block the Congress in his state of emergency Declaration. To override this Veto, both the house of representatives and in the Senate by a Two-thirds majority needed. To achieve the is considered to be unlikely. Against the state of emergency Declaration, 16 US States had submitted this week a class action lawsuit.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. house of representatives, the election for a seat from the state of North Carolina to be repeated. An employee of the in the parliamentary election last November, very nearly victorious Republican Mark Harris is said to have manipulated the absentee ballot process. Harris, a right-wing conservative Pastor whose candidacy was expressly of Trump supports, said at a hearing on Thursday, he believe that the conditions for a repeat.