President Donald Trump has made the decision to declare a national emergency to build the southern border Wall in the immediate aftermath of the Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court appointments, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (READ: Here Are The 31 Active National Emergencies).
President Trump is prepared to re-allocate congressional spending devoted to other ventures including in Puerto Rico to build the wall in full.
House speaker Nancy Pelosi is contributing to the Wall effort with between $1-2 billion. Her contributions have some strings attached on them that do not apply to the spending reserved for the national emergency portion of this construction project.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) February 15, 2019
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