Pelosi: We’ll fight Trump in Congress and in court if he vetoes emergency declaration bill

Pelosi: We’ll fight Trump in Congress and in court if he vetoes emergency declaration bill
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Will Trump's racist tweets backfire? Al Green: 'We have the opportunity to punish' Trump with impeachment vote MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday vowed to fight President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE in Congress and the courts if he vetoed a resolution to block his emergency declaration. 

"We'll fight him in the Congress, we'll fight him in the courts, and we'll fight him in the court of public opinion," Pelosi told reporters while attending an event in Texas, according to CNN. "What he's doing is wrong, and the Republicans know it."
 
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Pelosi added that Trump's declaration was "undermining our system of checks and balances."
 
She also noted that Republican senators have asked Trump to withdraw the executive action because "they know that it undermines the Constitution of the United States."

Her comments come as the Senate appears ready to pass a resolution to block Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall along the southern border. Trump took the step after Congress passed a spending bill without the $5.7 billion he had demanded for a border wall. 
 
But GOP lawmakers have expressed opposition to the president's executive action. Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate ratifies long-stalled tax treaty On The Money: Senators unload on Facebook cryptocurrency | Tech giants on defensive at antitrust hearing | Democrats ask Labor Department to investigate Amazon warehouses The buck stops here: How to restore accountability to the federal regulatory system MORE (Ky.) became the fourth GOP senator on Saturday to declare that he would vote for a resolution blocking the emergency declaration, clinching a bipartisan majority. 
 
GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Thom Tillis (N.C.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) have also said they would vote for the resolution. 

"I think what is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president, and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment White House, Congress inch toward debt, budget deal Republicans scramble to contain Trump fallout MORE (R-Ky.) said Monday

Thirteen Republican lawmakers joined with House Democrats to vote in favor of the resolution last week. The upper chamber is expected to vote on the measure before the body leaves on March 15 for a weeklong recess.

If Trump chooses to veto the resolution, Congress would need two-thirds of its members to vote in favor of overruling him, an unlikely prospect.