Our President in October 2017 decided to officially declare a National Emergency because of the drugs that pour into our country from the Southearn Border. No one paid much attention to it.
From the article linked above:
President Trump said Thursday that the opioid epidemic — which is killing more than 100 people each day — is the “worst drug crisis in American history” and said his administration is declaring it a public health emergency, pledging the nation’s full resolve in overcoming it.
“Addressing it will require all of our effort, and it will require us to confront the crisis in all of its very real complexity,” Trump said during a speech in the East Room of the White House, where he was joined by first lady Melania Trump and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), chairman of a presidential commission on combating the crisis.
“As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” Trump said. “It is time to liberate our communities from the scourge of drug addiction. We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.”
Today he decided to hold a press conference at the Rose Garden to discuss the government shutdown, the Border Wall as well as some other topics.
During his press conference he referenced that he has the authority to use military funding to get the Wall taken care of because of the National Emergency that was declared back in 2017 and using another National Emergency based on the illegal aliens, some of whom are criminals, gang members and terrorists, that are trying to illegally get into our country today and in the foreseeable future.
At this point he would rather have Congress approve the request he has made for $5.7 billion dollars before using the military funds. This is an absolutely amazing tactic because he is destroying both the Democrat Party as well as the RINOs that make up the Uniparty.
From the link embedded in the tweet above:
§2808. Construction authority in the event of a declaration of war or national emergency
(a) In the event of a declaration of war or the declaration by the President of a national emergency in accordance with the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) that requires use of the armed forces, the Secretary of Defense, without regard to any other provision of law, may undertake military construction projects, and may authorize the Secretaries of the military departments to undertake military construction projects, not otherwise authorized by law that are necessary to support such use of the armed forces. Such projects may be undertaken only within the total amount of funds that have been appropriated for military construction, including funds appropriated for family housing, that have not been obligated.
(b) When a decision is made to undertake military construction projects authorized by this section, the Secretary of Defense shall notify, in an electronic medium pursuant to section 480 of this title, the appropriate committees of Congress of the decision and of the estimated cost of the construction projects, including the cost of any real estate action pertaining to those construction projects.
(c) The authority described in subsection (a) shall terminate with respect to any war or national emergency at the end of the war or national emergency.
He was absolutely right at one of his rallies when he told us that the Wall will be built and that we shouldn’t lose sleep over it.
WINNING never felt this good!
Listen to the BS coming out of the mouth of Nancy Pelosi.