I disagree. Despite his innumerable transgressions, before he issued the emergency declaration, I favored removing the King of Obstruction and Kaos (KOOK) at the ballot box in 2020.
The KOOK’s limited vocabulary includes the word “disgrace”. It’s a disgrace to shut down the government and force 800,000 government workers to work without pay or stay home without pay, and worse, to allow for the shutdown to continue for 35 days. It’s a disgrace for Congress to fail to provide a veto-proof vote and halt a damaging temper tantrum.
It’s an abuse of power and the public trust to fabricate a national crisis to build a border wall that Congress refused to fund for two years. The KOOK even admitted that he “didn’t need to do this.” [See video at 33:48-33:55]
Declaring a fake emergency to make an end-run around Congress is an offense against our republic. Congress should not rely on (or pin its hopes on) the judiciary to address this blatant and egregious violation. DJT’s act violates the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers and is grounds for impeachment.
Sidenote: Before the shutdown, the U.S. House and Senate passed legislation to keep the government open, which the KOOK refused to sign. After the shutdown, the U.S. House passed legislation to reopen the government. Mitch McConnell refused to put the new legislation to a vote in the U.S. Senate. In a properly functioning Congress, our elected officials would have provided a veto-proof vote and halted the temper tantrum before the American public said enough is enough.