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"Joaquin Castro and I aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez on Friday.
Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (known by her initials, AOC) and Joaquin Castro have announced the introduction of a new bill, looking to block the national emergency declaration over the United States-Mexico border, announced by President Donald Trump on Friday.
Progressive Democrat lawmaker AOC stated that she, and other colleagues, would not allow President Trump to declare a national emergency and would introduce a bill in order to block the president. "Joaquin Castro and I aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez on Friday.
Both Democrats talked about the National Emergencies Act, under which Joaquin Castro is more than prepared to " to introduce a resolution to terminate the President’s emergency," he stated on his Twitter account. He also stated that this bill will try to "stop Trump's desperate attempt to go around Congress".
"'I didn’t need to do this' means he’s faking a crisis," cited AOC on her social media profile, dismantling Trump's narrative on the alleged national emergency that he announced on Friday in the White House Rose Garden. "The order is signed," Trump boasted.
“I didn’t need to do this” is admitting this isn’t an emergency at all.
Now, President Trump is preparing for more confrontation with the Legislative Power through the Judiciary. "We will have a national emergency and we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the 9th Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling and then we’ll get another bad ruling and then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court," President Trump stated.
President Trump signed the declaration of national emergency in order to fund a 1,900-mile wall on the border between the U.S. and Mexico, which has been an important subject for him since his campaign.
Several other legislators have already shown their support and have promised to cosponsor "this resolution to terminate Trump's unlawful Fake Emergency declaration," as stated Representative Grace Napolitano, replying to Joaquin Castro on Twitter. For several analysts, this declaration is unconstitutional and unlawful.
Senator Bernie Sanders analyzed this National Emergency declaration, "the current fight in D.C. is about more than a wall. It's about whether we are a nation of laws, where the president obeys the Constitution and democratic processes. The American people must inform Trump that we will not become an authoritarian nation."
If Congress fails to vote down Trump’s declaration of an emergency, said law professors Jonathan Turley of Georgetown University and William Banks of Syracuse University, courts will be reluctant to substitute their national security judgment for those of Congress and the President.