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 Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiHistory teaches that Nancy Pelosi is right about impeachment The politics and practicalities of impeachment The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday vowed to fight President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification 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 PaulTrio of NFL players intern on Capitol Hill as part of league program Trump keeps tight grip on GOP GOP moves to rein in president's emergency powers 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 McConnellGOP rep to introduce constitutional amendment to limit Supreme Court seats to 9 The Hill's Morning Report - Dems contemplate big election and court reforms Court-packing becomes new litmus test on left 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.