Recently, a dozen Republican Senators joined Democrats to approve H.J. Res. 46, a resolution to terminate President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southwestern border. This was a false emergency which President Trump declared as an attempt to secure funds to build a border wall over congressional objections. Despite Congress' effort to keep constitutional checks and balances in place, President Trump issued his first presidential veto the following day, continuing his proposed national emergency.
President Trump's veto shows the administration’s dedication to circumventing Congress and the U.S. Constitution. As mentioned in a previous statement, the only crisis at the southwestern border is the humanitarian crisis manufactured by this administration. It has separated children from their families, undermined child and asylum protections, and fueled the militarization of border communities. Instead of funding a border wall that will have a devastating impact on communities and the environment, funds should be spent on critical programs that make our communities strong.
As people of faith and conscience, we must urge our national leaders to oppose this immoral and unconstitutional abuse of power.
The House will hold a vote to override President Trump's veto on March 26th. We need people of faith to urge their members of Congress to override this veto.