"Congress has the freedom to adopt this resolution, and I have to veto this," said Trump of the Oval Office, before sending it officially to Congress without its approval.
"There was not too much that more emergencies than we have" at our border, he said.
Trump was surrounded by events on the night. officials of customs and border services, as well as members of the family of those who have loved ones who have been killed by illegal immigrants. Attorney General William Barr also was in the veto of the President.
While some lawmakers – including some Republicans – opposed the use of the president of national extraordinary powers in this case, the Ministry of Justice has established a credible presidential power to do so in a letter to the majority Senate leader Mitch McConnell earlier this month, according to a copy received by CNN on the same day.
"The President acted well within his discretion regarding the declaration of a national emergency on the southern border," wrote Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd, stating the legal grounds for proclamation in accordance with the National Emergencies Act and additional statutory bodies that are heavily traceable. internal note issued by the Office of Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Justice.
"The proclamation by the President of Ukraine of a state of emergency reasonably describes the current situation as the current" border security and humanitarian crisis, "adds Boyd." The crisis at the border … can qualify as extraordinary, even if it is also not entirely new. " as the end of the Congress violates the separation of powers and sets the bad precedent that a future Democratic party president may follow in order to unilaterally manage his agenda. They voted, with the President and White House assistants clearly declaring For the senators of the Republicans, voting against Trump on this matter would have repercussions.
Trump rejected a request from several Senate Republicans to accept a compromise that would restrict national extraordinary powers and instead of voting not as a constitutional issue, but rather than litmus paper at the border.
In particular, the threat of re-election led to the rejection of several Republicans prior to re-election in 2020, but ultimately did not stop the senate from taking this resolution.
Trump wrote about the political superiority he expects from those who supported him.
"I would like to thank all the great Republican senators who courageously voted for" Strong border security "and" WALL ", which will help stop our country from crime, trafficking in drugs and drugs. Keep track of when you return to their state, they will love you more than ever before! "Trump wrote on the eve.
Veto Trump sends the resolution back to the House of Representatives, which is expected to raise it after a week. It is not expected that the House will have two-thirds of the Chamber's support needed to overcome the president's veto.
This story was supplemented by additional events on the day.