Stopping Trump #39’s assumption of emergency powers will require massive citizen
action. The House and Republican controlled Senate have voted to overturn the declaration.
But Trump vetoed the resolutions. Overriding a veto will be very difficult and will only happen
with extraordinary public pressure.
Lawsuits have been filed to end the declaration. But these may take years to resolve and the
outcome is not assured. Most federal judges have been appointed by Republican presidents.
Historically the courts, especially the U.S. Supreme Court, have been very conservative. We cannot rely on the courts to prevent abuse of power by Trump.
Trump thinks being president is like running his companies. He is in charge. He can do
anything he wants. His words and actions indicate his disdain for limits on his power, co-equal
branches of government, and normal democratic process.
We cannot allow this issue to die as last week #39’s news. People have to keep this issue alive.