The Senate is set to consider a resolution to disapprove the President’s emergency declaration. They should do so.
The President has set terrible precedent with his emergency declaration. He negotiated with Congress, got nothing, so decided to go this route. To allow a president to exercise this power after failing in negotiations just sets a precedent for future Democrat presidents to do the same.
Likewise, if this President can declare an emergency for this border dispute, a future president could do the same for climate change, which, unlike this supposed emergency, has documentation from our national security and defense personnel listing it as a national security threat.
There is a crisis at the Southern border. It needs to be addresses. But a crisis is not an emergency and this is no more an emergency now than it was when Republicans controlled both Congress and presidency and the discussion of an emergency was not even contemplated.
The President should not have done this. It sets a bad precedent, abuses power, and cheapens what an actual emergency is. The Senate should join the House of Representatives and disapprove of the emergency declaration. The Senate should not serve as merely a yes man to any president.