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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency to obtain further funding for border barrier construction, it would set a precedent that a future Democratic president could use to take similar action regarding gun control.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Thursday that the president would sign congressional legislation providing $1.375 billion for new border barrier construction, but would also take executive action to obtain additional funds, Fox News reported.

“President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action — including a national emergency — to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border,” Sanders said in a statement. “The president is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country.”

While urging the legislation’s passage earlier in the day, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed on the Senate floor that the president is “prepared to sign the bill. He will also be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time.”

Pelosi responded to that prospect telling reporters, “I know that Republicans have some unease about it no matter they say. … Just think of what a president with different values can present to the American people.”

“You want to talk about a national emergency? Let’s talk about today, the one-year anniversary of another manifestation of the epidemic of gun violence in America,” the speaker continued, referring to the Parkland high school shooting that left 17 dead.

“That’s a national emergency,” Pelosi argued. “A Democratic president can do that. Democratic presidents can declare emergencies, as well. So the precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans.”

In a joint statement, Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer contended that Trump declaring a national emergency would be an act of lawlessness.

“Declaring a national emergency would be a lawless act, a gross abuse of the power of the presidency and a desperate attempt to distract from the fact that President Trump broke his core promise to have Mexico pay for his wall,” they said.

“He couldn’t convince Mexico, the American people or their elected representatives to pay for his ineffective and expensive wall, so now he’s trying an end-run around Congress in a desperate attempt to put taxpayers on the hook for it,” they added. “The Congress will defend our constitutional authorities.”

Pelosi declined to say whether congressional Democrats would file a lawsuit seeking to block Trump, but indicated it would be an option.

Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts tweeted, “Gun violence is an emergency. Climate change is an emergency. Our country’s opioid epidemic is an emergency. Donald Trump’s ridiculous wall is not an emergency.”

CNN political commentator Doug Heye tweeted, “Make no mistake: the next Democratic President will declare national emergencies on guns and climate change and cite the Trump precedent when doing so.”

The president’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., responded, “Make no mistake, anyone who thinks they wouldn’t do this all anyway hasn’t been watching.”

GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas compiled a list of 76 lawless acts by Barack Obama while the 44th president was still in office.

They included creating the DACA (Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals) program in 2012 after he stated he had no authority to do so. He also established the DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans), of which the Supreme Court ultimately blocked implementation.

Additionally, he disregarded the 1996 welfare reform law’s work requirement.

Other critics have pointed to Obama’s Clean Power Plan, committing the United States to the U.N. Paris Climate Accord, and signing the Iran nuclear deal as other examples of the former president doing an end run around Congress.

Many argued the latter two were treaties requiring the Senate to approve them with a two-thirds vote.

Trump has argued, as commander-in-chief, the Constitution gives him the clear authority to secure the nation’s border against drug cartels and other violent criminal activity.

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58 Comments

58 Comments

  1. RY

    February 15, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Someone needs to inform Comrade Pelosi that if the FBI, the Sheriff’s office, and school officials had acted properly, there would have never BEEN a Parkland school shooting. It was a horrible despicable act, then was over. The crisis at the border will only get worse until the flow of illegals into this country is stopped.

    • Rick

      February 15, 2019 at 9:43 am

      democrats are interested in one thing, TO CONTROL AMERICA…..they will lie cheat steel what ever it takes..

  2. Just someone who isn't afraid

    February 15, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Sorry democrats but gun control isn’t a national emergency unless you want to say it’s a national emergency because you don’t like that the 2nd Amendment is in the Bill of Rights. So go ahead and try to use that scare tactic on the American people and I’ll bet you’ll be in for a rude awakening. We are citizens not subjects. You can push and order subjects. Not so much citizens. We’ll only be pushed so much before we push back violently. Our birders are a national emergency and the fact that you are downplaying it is very troubling. We are not our brothers keeper. We are not responsible for the ills of other countries. A nation who doesn’t enforce it’s birders will not be a nation very long. Rome found that out very quickly. Ever wonder why walls and borders are a good idea for every other country but not for the United States? Ever wonder why that is? Actually it’s simple. It’s because we’re the only country that the rest of the world wants to cease to exist. The only country that can be held up and show that they are wanting. That their citizens point to as to what they aspire their own country to be like and that scares the despotic countries of the world. The freedoms that we enjoy make democrats mad because they want control and scares there’s of the world be sure they fear that they will lose control over their populations.

    • Grace Joy

      February 15, 2019 at 1:27 am

      I had similar thoughts. There’s no way to pretend that a national emergency is a reason to take away our constitutional rights: After she took our guns, she’d take our freedom of speech. It’s just as well this is all coming out so more Democrats will leave the party before the next elections. Now, if they can only stop the indoctrination of our younger kids to Is lam in public schools under Obama’s Common Core.

      https://barenakedislam.com/2015/08/05/all-about-the-barack-hussein-obama-muslim-connection-to-common-core/

  3. mileaway

    February 15, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Sorry Nutty, your “Crumbs” aren’t needed any more!! [email protected]
    I LOVE IT!! Use the 8B to build the wall. Don’t touch Nutty Nancy’s “Crumbs” until the wall is built and then use it to throw a MAGA WALL PARTY in every border town along the border!!!! She can’t complain, it wasn’t used to defend America!

  4. Alan

    February 15, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Trump is doing his JOB declaring a Emergency to build the wall…he is protecting America and Americans! A Democrat President declaring a Gun Control measure would be directly disregarding the Constitution! BIG DIFFERENCE Nancy…you ridiculous old Commie Hag!

  5. Skillet56

    February 15, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Ol’ Nance thought it was an emergency when Obama was president. The only thing that changed her mind about that was when Trump became President.

    • Helen

      February 15, 2019 at 4:33 am

      Exactly, they are such hypocrites

    • Ed

      February 15, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Yep, crazy that Obama pulled an “end run” over a dozen times and Pelosi just smiled. We, the half of America that knew we needed Trump, are not stupid like the other half, led now by avowed solialists.

  6. Rob

    February 15, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Uh oh Nancy Piglet, Looks like Trump got a “Phone and a Pen” also! Remember all the times Obama circumvented Congress with EO’s such as daca? Gun Control is not causing invasion of our nation by ovewr 20+million criminals that are breaking our laws attacking our citizens, robbing, raping and killing our citizens trafficking children and drugs just to name a few. 2A is a threat to you Dems that want to push your New World Order.

  7. Charles Edward vlcek

    February 15, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Hey Nancy if the wall is built and the border secure that means less criminals, guns and drugs will make it across the borders then crime and gun violence will drop drastically

  8. LST

    February 15, 2019 at 1:28 am

    What is the difference between a democrat and a catfish? One is a scum sucking bottom dweller, and the other’s a fish.

  9. Ginny

    February 15, 2019 at 1:37 am

    So now Pelosi Democrats will go to the extreme and create another Las Vegas Massacre to make their point that we need gun control.
    My God People how many more children and lives lost before we call Democrats our on the games they are playing. They are so full of themselves they honestly believe we are so dumb and can’t figure out what they are doing. It sickens me!!! Democrats are proving they are mentally deranged people. God Help is if they ever control this country.
    The insane running the asylum is what Democrats would be.

  10. Demon Eyed Democrats

    February 15, 2019 at 1:45 am

    The Demon Eyed Democrats scare The Hell Out Of Me!!
    I haven’t seen a far left Democrat that doesn’t, have that
    Blank Crazy Eyed Look! Look into every one of their eyes,
    It’s as if no one is home!
    Maybe everyone of them was injected with evil!!

  11. Michael

    February 15, 2019 at 2:01 am

    OK Pelosi, try taking America’s guns, and then you will have a national emergency. Actually you’ll have a fucking revolution! Go ahead, try it, and see what happens.

    • Texas for Trump 100%

      February 15, 2019 at 2:15 am

      The problem is that Democrats ever get control, they will pass laws to take our guns and us Military and Police
      Force against us. We will be helpless to defend ourselves against an army militia! At least I’m willing to go down shooting & fighting back!

      • Paul Houston Shepherd

        February 18, 2019 at 4:07 pm

        Kind of true, but I bet not half the military would fire on citizens nor will most law enforcement officers. Civil war would happen but it would be a blood bath between socialist and American citizens. I know plenty of gun owning liberals and democrats that believe in the second amendment and would fight with constitutional Americans.

    • Rick

      February 15, 2019 at 10:07 am

      100 million gun owners in this country and you think your going to pass your registration bill only to confiscate our guns….You really think Americans will roll over ??
      Isoroku Yamamoto’s sleeping giant quotation is a film quote by the Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto regarding the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor..
      I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.
      Japan new it but not democrats…democratic party might disappear

      YOU NEVER POKE A SLEEPING BEAR…..YOU WONT LIKE THE END RESULTS

  12. Kevin

    February 15, 2019 at 2:23 am

    Democrats will take our guns if they ever get in control.
    We can kiss the 2nd admendment goodbye, with the
    Corrupt Justices we have on the Supreme Court. Democrats will expand Supreme Court with more Corrupt Justices, that will not uphold our liberties and freedoms.
    This isn’t fear mongering, they have said they wanted to do this. We will have to hide our guns if we want to keep them! Shoot to Kill!!

  13. Linda

    February 15, 2019 at 2:53 am

    Going to confiscate millions of guns from law abiding citizens is going to be quite an undertaking. I am going to say we law abiding, gun owning citizens are going to call It World War 3.

  14. JEFFREY CRESSWELL

    February 15, 2019 at 3:39 am

    If they would try to take our Constitutional right to bear arms, the Democrats would become extinct.

  15. William

    February 15, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Nancy: FUCK YOU.

  16. John R. Pyles III

    February 15, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Pelosi needs to be forcefully removed from Congress and incarcerated until her very public hanging, threatening to remove our Constitutional rights. The job of the Federal Government is to Protect our Borders and maintain our infrastructure, not put foreign invaders over Americas Citizens.

  17. Jerry

    February 15, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Once we secure our border and ship out the illegals, the Democrats will lose their voter base so it would be hard for them to get elected, a win on so many different fronts

  18. Joseph Kempski

    February 15, 2019 at 7:12 am

    So nancy is saying that the constitution doesn’t matter to a democratic president. Guess marshall law iz next then a civil war. Guesz who I’ll be going for to protect my rights, you nancy , you will be the first. Dont forget that slut

  19. Lou

    February 15, 2019 at 7:34 am

    She really is a funny fuck. Love to see her and the rest of her moron party try and take our guns. It will not end as she seems to think it will. Let her open that can of worms and see what happens. Bring it Nancy!

  20. abolishliberals

    February 15, 2019 at 7:36 am

    Wow…. Just…Wow! Talk about spoiled little brats… And the best part is, she makes this statement as a DIRECT threat! Like our country’s freedom and Constitutional rights are just up for grabs or something that can just be taken away at will whenever some low level, POS politician has a whim. This woman and all her cohorts need to be thrown out of DC and told never to return under penalty of law!

    • Ed

      February 15, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Yah, was thinking the same thing. Threats, threats, threats, yet they keep pushing the idea that it’s law abiding, patriotic conservatives trying to create fear. Nobody is being fooled except the half of America trying to plunge it into socialism.

  21. abolishliberals

    February 15, 2019 at 7:40 am

    lol… Mrs. Pelosi, you may very well have just stuck a dagger into the heart of Row V Wade…. are you really sure you want to go there? Then theres all those LGBTQ rights that really AREN’T in the US Constitution and can be swept away into oblivion at the stroke of a pen rendering who knows how many Gay marriages illegal.. Hmmmm… You’d better just hope and pray Ruth Bader doesnt kick the bucket this year. Are you seriously willing to bet the Lions share of your voter bases rights on it? We are…just so you know!

  22. David

    February 15, 2019 at 7:57 am

    We may never have another demorat president the way you and the other American Communist Party have done. If the time comes that the demoRat president takes away the 2nd amendment, there will be an up rise of this nation that Washington will be so swamped with people carrying guns that they will fear for their lives.

  23. James Kelly

    February 15, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Not if he wants to finish his term in office.

  24. N

    February 15, 2019 at 9:03 am

    That’s why we should never have another Demoncrat president ever again!!! Keep up the great work President Trump! The best President ever! Not to mention the first lady she’s the best too! Now that America is great again, let’s keep it that way! Trump 2020!

  25. N

    February 15, 2019 at 9:11 am

    That’s why we should never have another Demoncrat (Obama)president ever again! Keep up the great work Pres.Trump! The best President ever! Not to mention the first lady she’s the best too! Now that America is great again, let’s keep it that way!Trump 2020!

  26. stephen winters

    February 15, 2019 at 9:22 am

    more for the wall,GREAT.

  27. Rick

    February 15, 2019 at 9:42 am

    nancy there is one problem with your plan, This is the United States not UK or Australia or other wimpy countries that have rolled over. Doesn’t matter what you pass
    YOU WILL NEVER GET OUR GUNS OR CONTROL US…

  28. Rick

    February 15, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Their pushing Universal Background check for a reason…….CONFISCATION…
    Once you sign up your done…Remember NY Safe Act to register all AR15’s and only 2.5 % sign up..
    and they think that was mostly law enforcement…

  29. Rick

    February 15, 2019 at 9:54 am

    WE HAVE TO VOTE MORE REPUBLICANS IN 2020…

    • Al

      February 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm

      Yes. Beware of electing any crazy demonRAT. Look what happened at the last election. DemonRATS elected some of the craziest loons ever.

  30. Wes

    February 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

    The real national emergency is happening in Washington. We need to get rid of the scumbags in Congress who won’t protect Americans rights but want to give them to illegal immigrants.

  31. Milissa

    February 15, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Umm, no Nance. Our right to bear arms is right there in that Constitution you keep trying to wipe your butt with, this Wall is his sworn duty, to defend and protect us. Looks like a lot less instant democrats for you.

  32. Mike Hansen

    February 15, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Wrong!!!! His ‘core promise ‘ was to BUILD THE WALL !!!!!!

    • TakebackAmerica

      February 15, 2019 at 11:13 am

      Rick- You are 100% correct!
      We need to start getting conservative people registered to vote. There are so many people who don’t bother to vote.
      Why can’t Republican Party organize more voter registration sites? Use some of that money to pay the homeless people to vote Republican. Provide buses for them to go to polls, or do what the Democrats are doing
      Get homeless to do mail in Ballots.
      Republicans need to start fighting just as dirty as democrats do.

  33. Sandy

    February 15, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Keep poking the angry bear, Nancy!
    I’m your huckleberry.
    Molan Labe, bitch!

    • WintheWar

      February 15, 2019 at 12:44 pm

      Communist Nancy just put out the call for all of us to start buying Ammo & used illegal guns! She just started the battle cry for War!!!
      Register gun ownership my ass, Not giving you Communist a paper trail to confiscate my guns.

      War means Democrat Communist Blood will be shed!

  34. Roni Reilly

    February 15, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    These Dems are crazy!!! Threatening the people in the US is the last thing she should be doing. You don’t threaten people to get your own way. Throw your hissy fit somewhere else. He told them he’d declare a state of emergency and they didn’t listen. I guess they’re running scared now.

  35. Al

    February 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Since when did crazy, air head Nancy care about children getting killed. She supports late term abortion; she doesn’t care about the Angel moms and dads who lost their children; she doesn’t care about school murdered children. Nancy is an idiotic fake.

  36. Steve

    February 15, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    She proves it everyday with her organized crime criminal acts WHY we should have the 2nd Amendment !

  37. Steve

    February 15, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    The reason there was a Parkland school shooting and the other school shootings is because her fellow liberal criminal democrat Joe Biden caused the 1990 Gun Free School Zones Act of 1990 , leaving America’s schools DEFENSELESS against criminals , LIKE THEM !

  38. Shari Early

    February 15, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    The day a Democrat, which at the rate they’re going we’ll never have to worry about, declares an emergency for gun control is when we’ll all join militias to fight again an unfair, unjust, unconstitutional government.

  39. Polly

    February 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    This woman is losing all around and she is grasping at straws.Oh the need for power!

  40. Bird

    February 15, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Solution….. NEVER elect another Democrat as president! In fact, the sane thing would be to not elect Democrats at all. We need a second party, a SANE party! Democrats have collectively lost their minds and are not fit to hold office… not until they’ve been exorcised anyway.

    • Ginny

      February 15, 2019 at 11:56 pm

      If I thought wearing a string of garlic would protect us from
      Democrats, I would wrap myself in it.
      Most Democrats don’t believe in God, Evil has taken over their soul!
      I’m still waiting for God to strike and deal out punishment to them.

  41. Larry Hasbro

    February 16, 2019 at 2:12 am

    The new spending by the DEMORATS maily orchestrated by schumer and pelosi got close to $1 billion for illegals crossing illegally into our country for social services hiring doctors, welfare, food, diapers relocation services etc.. Also obama circumvented congress so many times illegally but that was ok for ohomo was a DEMORAT pelosi and schumerits time for ALL TRUE AMERICANS TO REVOLT AGAINST THE POLITICIANS. We must rid ourselves of this LIFE LONG cancer. THE TIME HAS COME AMERICA

  42. Larry Wilson

    February 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    THAT STUPID Beoch should actually read the Constitution…

  43. Clyde

    February 19, 2019 at 12:23 am

    “Don’t Tread On Me” is still just as applicable today as it was in 1776. It also became a call for revolution and a cry for freedom. Seems as though history is repeating itself in order to correct the errors of recent history, and there have been many errors. May God help us all because His justice is coming to America. We have allowed hellish things to legally occur in this nation, and the Godly foundation in which this nation was built has crumbled. As a result, America is going down from within itself because conservative people did not take a stand 40 years ago against roe vs wade, and more recently, we didn’t demand that our government preserve the sanctity of marriage, especially in our states where we overwhelmingly to preserve it as between one man and one woman. We are no longer a government by the people but rather one of the socialist democrats.

  44. Dan

    February 19, 2019 at 6:29 am

    I came here to watch the Video.. Which was advertised on FB. Fake news by the Conservatives. I am a Conservative… But will not be back to this Web Site..

    • Julie

      March 8, 2019 at 11:38 am

      The video was there… Look again. I just watched it.

  45. William

    March 6, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    A message to Nancy Pelosi: Fuck with our guns and the revolution begins!!!!!!!!!!!

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