A Democrat admitted something about the wall that left Nancy Pelosi fuming
So far Nancy Pelosi is refusing to budge on the border wall.
And she’s instructed every House Democrat to hold the line.
But one House Democrat just made a mistake on national TV that will make Nancy Pelosi furious.
Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), did an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week” where he accidently let the truth slip.
And Nancy Pelosi won’t be happy.
When asked if the President had the authority to declare a national emergency and construct a wall, Adam Smith admitted that, yes, Trump did indeed have the authority.
Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” House Armed Service Committee chairman Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) said President Donald Trump does have the authority to declare a national emergency and have the military build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Host George Stephanopoulos asked, “Does President Trump have the ability, have the authority to declare a national emergency and have the military build his wall?”
Smith said, “Well, unfortunately, the short answer is yes. There is a provision in the law that says the president can declare an emergency. It’s been done a number of times, but primarily it’s been done to build facilities in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this case, I think the president would be wide open to a court challenge saying, where is the emergency? You have to establish that in order to do this. Beyond that, this would be a terrible use of Department of Defense dollars.”
Democrats are doing everything they can to prevent Trump from building the wall.
Since Trump floated the idea of declaring a national emergency to build the wall, all the sudden Democrats are claiming to be experts on the matter.
Democrats have been instructed to resist Trump’s efforts.
But Adam Smith accidentally slipped and told the truth.
There is an ongoing debate as to whether or not Trump can construct the wall with the military.
If the Democrats do not budge on the budget, Trump may be forced to declare a national emergency.