Then Republicans often called out Obama as overstepping his authority in using executive actions when Congress failed to act on White House priorities. Trump indicated he was slowing what had appeared to be momentum toward the national emergency declaration as the way out of the stalemate. After having talked for days about invoking the national emergency power to unleash the funds, the president hit pause Friday. “I’m not going to do it so fast,” Trump said during an event Friday at the White House. Trump invoking a national emergency “might break an impasse and it needs to be broken one way or another,” Shelby said as the Senate adjourned.
Source: National Post January 12, 2019 02:26 UTC