Guess Who Called Out The Unconstitutional Emergency Immigration Powers Trump’s Eyeing? Trump and His Personal Lawyer.Guess Who Called Out The Unconstitutional Emergency Immigration Powers Trump’s Eyeing? Trump and His Personal Lawyer.
As President Trump again floats the prospect of declaring a national emergency to claim new funding for his wall, the tensions that underlie conservatism in the Age of Trump are surfacing.
Once upon a time, Donald Trump, Noel Francisco, the Trump administration’s solicitor general, and Jay Sekulow, one of the president’s personal lawyers, each took a much different approach when unilateral executive action encroached upon authority vested in the Congress. They hated it.
Back in November 2014, in the face of an impasse with Congress over immigration, Barack Obama announced his own “Immigration Accountability Executive Action,” and Citizen Trump would have none of it, tweeting that “Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress.”