On Thursday, the White House announced that President Donald Trump is expected to both sign a spending bill and declare a national emergency to secure funding for his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, “President Trump will sign the government funding bill, and as he has stated before, he will also take other executive action-including a national emergency-to ensure we stop the national security and humanitarian crisis at the border.”
On Thursday, during a press conference, Pelosi told reports, “First of all, it’s not an emergency what’s happening at the border. It’s a humanitarian challenge to us.”
She added, “The precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans. And of course we will respond accordingly when we review our options.”
Reporter: The president just said that he will declare a national emergency when he signs this bill. Do you still plan to file a legal challenge?
Pelosi: That’s an option and we’ll review our options. .. I know the Republicans have some unease about it — no matter what they say pic.twitter.com/ySP4tp038B
— POLITICO (@politico) February 14, 2019