House Dems fundraising over Trump's first expected veto

House Dems fundraising over Trump's first expected veto
© Stefani Reynolds

House Democrats are fundraising off of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCensus Bureau spends millions on ad campaign to mitigate fears on excluded citizenship question Bloomberg campaign: Primary is two-way race with Sanders Democratic senator meets with Iranian foreign minister MORE’s expected veto of a resolution blocking his national emergency declaration to allocate funds for a U.S.–Mexico border wall.

In a Thursday campaign email paid for by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders on the rise as Nevada debate looms Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall Malaysia says it will choose 5G partners based on own standards, not US recommendations MORE (D-Calif.) accused the president and "his Republicans" of "undermining" Democrats. 

“While our Democratic Majority fights tooth-and-nail for you, Donald Trump and his Republicans are undermining us at every turn. I need you and your $1 to defeat his radical agenda,” Pelosi wrote in the email.


“I’m encouraged the Senate just condemned the President’s unlawful national emergency to build an ineffective and expensive border wall. But I just got word Trump will VETO our concerns -- despite the will of the American people,” she continued.

Pelosi added that "only grassroots Democrats can defeat Trump’s wrong priorities."

"After an AWFUL week of Trump’s disastrous agenda, I know if I can get 5,000 grassroots donations in the door before his veto, Trump’s big day would be RUINED," she wrote. 

The campaign came shortly after the Senate voted against the White House in blocking Trump's national emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Twelve Republicans bucked party lines to deliver Trump the most significant rebuke of his administration. 

Trump declared after the vote Thursday that he would veto the resolution. Neither chamber is expected to muster the votes needed to override his veto.