Courtesy of The Hill:
President Trump is planning to declare a new national emergency in order to implement sweeping tariffs on Mexico over the flow of Central American migrants to the U.S., according to a draft document of the declaration reviewed by The Hill.
According to the document, the new emergency is necessary due to “the failure of the Government of Mexico to take effective action to reduce the mass migration of aliens illegally crossing into the United States through Mexico.”
The new emergency declaration would follow a February emergency declaration, which Trump used to justify sending National Guard troops to support Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials at the southern border.
The draft document signals that the White House believes that imposing the tariffs under the February emergency declaration might not pass legal muster. But it remains unclear if a final decision has been made to invoke another emergency. The White House did not answer questions about the document.
Officials from the White House counsel’s office and the Justice Department floated the idea of a new declaration this week during a closed-door meeting with Republican senators.
Declaring a national emergency in order to build the border wall, declaring a national emergency in order to sell nuclear weapons to the Saudis, and now declaring a national emergency in order to place tariffs on our neighbor the south to stop the flow of immigrants?
Isn’t abuse of power an impeachable offense?
I mean how long does the mad dictator have to run around foaming at the mouth before somebody stages an intervention?