AZBD Note: This is wasting time. When was the last time the Republicans actually put up a real fight and didn’t cave? Exactly, you can’t remember. The Democrats have zero reason to believe this time will be any different and the Democrats control congress. Mr President, stop wasting time and get on with building the wall.
WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency “right now” to end a standoff over border security that has idled large swaths of the U.S. government, all but guaranteeing that he will preside over the longest shutdown in U.S. history.
The dispute has disrupted everything from air travel to tax collection and suspended pay for 800,000 government workers.
Trump has repeatedly described the situation at the U.S.- Mexico border as a “humanitarian crisis” as speculation has increased this week that he would circumvent Congress to begin building his signature wall – a move that would be sure to draw a court challenge from Democrats who say the barrier would be barbaric and ineffective.