The Dems dont have a 2/3 majority in the HOR and not even a simple majority in the Senate. There's no way a veto override vote would be successful.
Why do you suppose that prior to January 3, there was no national emergency regarding a wall and immigration? When Republicans controlled all three branches of government, just a tiny bit over a week ago, did they not take up the issue and just approve the funding?
I'm very interested in hearing your intelligent, logical explanation and reasoning, considering you are by far one of the oldest, most experienced, educated, successful, and clever people on the loo.
Politicians sicken me. Trump has dug in now and he's such a baby, he'll never give in, and all for the wrong reasons. And the Dems can't stand him so they don't want to give in no matter what. And you know who suffers? The people going to work every day and not getting PAID. It's disgusting that they are making innocent people suffer all the while claiming the high road.
I think all of congress and the senate and Trump and all his staff should have their pay suspended. Lol Games, all at the expense of people going to work every day and playing by the rules.
When Republicans controlled all three branches of government, just a tiny bit over a week ago, did they not take up the issue and just approve the funding?
Because the Constitution grants the Senate and HOR the ability to create their own operating rules. The Senate requires 60 votes for some things to pass. The Constitution also requires all spending Bill's to originate in the HOR. What the HOR passed the Senate wouldn't pass because the Senate has on 52 Republicans.
If this is such an emergency, or any other terms Trump has used to describe the situation, why not simply declare it such and do what he wants? And re-open the government so people can actually pay their mortgages/rent/bills???
Because any deal that grants money to actually build a wall won't happen for how long??? The wall doesn't simply go up in a matter of weeks or days. Meanwhile, the extremely scary situation drags on. And we don't want criminals gaining entry.
Get the military down there now as well.
No idea why Trump pulled them out right after the election. :)