Breaking news in Washington, DC this afternoon as Congress is expected to pass a spending bill that does not include full funding for President Trump’s border wall demand, and so here’s what Sen. Mitch McConnell said the president will do as a result:
BREAKING: Senate GOP leader McConnell: Trump has 'indicated he's prepared to sign' funding bill, will declare emergency on border.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 14, 2019
WOW. After hours of limbo in Senate, McConnell suddenly appears on the floor — interrupting Grassley, who snaps about it — and says Trump will sign the spending/border bill and declare a national emergency.
— Erica Werner (@ericawerner) February 14, 2019
.@senatemajldr: "I've just had an opportunity to speak with President Trump…he's prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time."
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) February 14, 2019
Nancy Pelosi said at her press conference that Dems “may” take legal action if the president declares an emergency at the border.
Pelosi doesn't commit to filing a legal challenge to @POTUS national emergency but says Democrats will review all options available to them
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 14, 2019
Asked if she will file a legal challenge to Pres Trump's emergency declaration, PELOSI says: "I may, that's an option…"
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) February 14, 2019
Today we will keep government open.When the President declares the emergency, it’s not an emergency
The President is doing an end run around Congress
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) February 14, 2019
Sarah Sanders confirmed:
Statement on Government Funding Bill: pic.twitter.com/DrNv9D4rEi
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) February 14, 2019