President Donald Trump has floated the idea of declaring a ‘national emergency’ to get the funding he needs for the wall at the southern border.
Trump proposed the idea during the partial government shutdown earlier in January. (RELATED: Trump May Declare A National Emergency At Border)
With the partial government shutdown over, for now, Trump worried that negotiating with Pelosi may be a waste of time.
“I’ll wait until the 15th. I think it’ll be a waste of time,” Trump said, according to the Daily Caller.
However, according to the Congressional Research Service, the President may be able to build the wall without getting congressional approval or declaring a national emergency.
Trump even just recently tweeted “We will build a human wall if necessary. If we had a real wall, this would be a non-event!”
Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border. We have sent additional military. We will build a Human Wall if necessary. If we had a real Wall, this would be a non-event!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2019