It’s been less than 24 hours since 29 year old Democrat House Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez successfully defeated corporate welfare for Amazon in New York City by being a catalyst in causing the mega corporation to cancel its expansion plans in New York. Now she is setting her eyes on another victory; stopping Donald Trump’s emergency declaration.
Ocasio-Cortez announced this morning that she will be joining fellow Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro in introducing a bill to stop Trump’s announced emergency declaration. Ocasio-Cortez confirmed her plans on social media, on both Instagram and the Twitter post below, “[email protected] and I aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight.”
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 15, 2019
Representative Castro said in a statement yesterday that he was prepared to introduce a resolution to end Trump’s ability to declare national emergencies, “If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to introduce a resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration under 50 U.S.C. 1622.”
Trump carried through on his threat to declare an emergency today at the White House, as seen in the footage below. The Emergency Declaration to fund the wall will be challenged in court and the wall will be held up for years. But Trump desperately wants to appear as if he’s still fighting for the wall, which he can do while this goes through the courts. If Ocasio-Cortez could manage to defeat it quickly with her and Castro’s resolution, Trump will be completely defeated.
President Trump: "So, I'm going to be signing a national emergency and it's been signed many times before. It's been signed by other presidents." pic.twitter.com/ZsVpafzDGH
— CSPAN (@cspan) February 15, 2019