The president's supporters saw them as a symbol of his commitment to border security. His detractors saw them as monuments to wasted taxpayer dollars.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 28, 2019
This is okay because he declared a national emergency to build the border wall, right?
“Senate Republicans are offering a choice to President Donald Trump: Withdraw your national emergency declaration at the border or face a potential rebellion from the GOP.
The message was delivered clearly on Thursday by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), part of an effort by senior Republicans to avoid a direct confrontation with Trump on the Senate floor.
In a much-anticipated floor speech, the retiring senator declined to state whether he will become the deciding vote to block the president’s maneuver. But he signaled broad opposition to the emergency declaration and sought to convince Trump that he has other ways to collect $5.7 billion for the border wall — the precise amount of money he demanded during the government shutdown fight.
“He’s got sufficient funding without a national emergency, he can build a wall and avoid a dangerous precedent,” Alexander told reporters afterward, referring to billions from a drug forfeiture fund and anti-drug smuggling money at the Defense Department. “That would change the voting situation if he we were to agree to do that.” …”
The GOP Senate is only one vote away from blocking the “national emergency.”
Trump will veto it. It will then go to the federal courts before winding up before the Supreme Court. John Roberts will kill the border wall for being “unconstitutional.”