Pelosi hails 'overwhelming and bipartisan' vote to reject Trump's 'sham emergency declaration'
If you needed a translation of the Senate vote on the resolution against Donald Trump’s national emergency, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is here for you with her statement on the vote.
What happened: “The Congress has now voted on an overwhelming and bipartisan basis to reject President Trump’s effort to ignore the Constitution with his sham emergency declaration.”
Why it happened: “President Trump’s emergency declaration is an unlawful power grab that does violence to the Constitution and fundamentally alters the separation of powers.”
To summarize: “This is not an emergency and the Congress has declared in a strong bipartisan voice that the President’s fearmongering doesn’t make it one.”