Dems Eye Lawsuit If Trump Declares Border Emergency As Shutdown Becomes Longest In US History

US House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California holds a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 17, 2015. US lawmakers have announced the creation of a group to promote US interests as newly restored US-Cuba relations evolve. Twelve lawmakers from both parties did so in a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi. The Cuba Working Group in the House of Representatives is to be formally created on December 17, 2015. It will push to "advance policy proposals that are in our national interest in an era in which the US-Cuba relationship is rapidly being reshaped," the letter said. Thursday marks the one year anniversary of the announcement by the US and Cuba that they would restore ties severed during the Cold War. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Democrats are eyeing a lawsuit challenging President Trump if he attempts to circumvent Congress and declare a national emergency to build a border wall.

The legal strategy remains in the theoretical stages, since Trump has so far declined to take such a step — and it’s unclear if he ever will.

But on day 21 of the partial government shutdown — a closure prompted by an impasse over border wall funding — Democrats are prepping for the possibility that Trump will try to sidestep Congress and divert other funds to new wall construction by proclaiming the situation a formal emergency.

Roughly 25 percent of the federal government has been shuttered since Dec. 22, has become the longest in the nation’s history.
Read more at The Hill.



  1. If we are living without 25% of the government not functioning maybe we don’t need those 25% of the government. Maybe other parts of the government offices can pick up the duties of the 25% that are not operating and look how much money can we save on useless personal and government offices that are just wasted money. Some offices can do 2 things at a time instead of specializing on just one thing. Maybe just saying?????

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