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 PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico This week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Schumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday vowed to fight President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat 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 PaulRand Paul: Almost every mass shooter 'is sending off signals' Liz Cheney says world is more stable, 'safer' under Trump Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate 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 12:30 Report: NY Times story sparks new firestorm over Kavanaugh Senator asked FBI to follow up on new information about Kavanaugh last year Congress must reinstate assault weapons ban 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.