Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., could soon play a key role in protecting President Trump's proposed border wall by refusing to hold a vote on a measure aimed at nullifying Trump's national emergency declaration.
Congress is poised to send Trump a resolution in the coming weeks that rescinds the national emergency Trump issued on Friday to justify shifting billions of dollars in federal funds for border wall construction.
If the House and Senate pass that resolution, Trump would likely veto it, after which the House and Senate could try to override that veto. But even if the Democratic-led House overrode Trump's veto, McConnell has the power to ignore that House vote and refuse to reconsider it at all.
And how is a court likely to view all this? How should a court view all this? How about if a court is the Court? And does it even matter at 3:09 AM?