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Gov. Inslee: Republicans Need to Stand up for Constitution

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. (Ted S. Warren/AP)

By    |   Sunday, 24 February 2019 05:18 PM

The Democratic Party will govern using the same tactics as President Donald Trump if Republicans in Congress do not stand up for the Constitution and overturn his emergency declaration for border security, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told CBS News’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday.

“I think Republicans ought to stand up on their hind legs because they took an oath to the Constitution, not to Donald Trump, and reverse this decision," Inslee said.

The governor acknowledged that “There are provisions where emergencies require executive authority where Congress has not been able to act where they're out of town and they need emergency responses.”

But Inslee explained that Trump’s use of the emergency declaration was completely different, saying “it clearly is a contravention of basic norms of American democracy for Congress to pass an appropriation bill, identify what is legal and illegal, have the president say he just disagrees with that and countermand the entire authority of the United States Congress.” 

House Democrats have scheduled a Tuesday vote to advance a resolution to reject the president’s emergency declaration. It is expected to easily pass the Democratic-controlled House and then will move on to the GOP-controlled Senate, the Washington Examiner reported.

Inslee warned that if Republicans do not defy Trump and new rules are established, then the GOP must “understand that Democrats will play by whatever the rules are, particularly when it comes to climate change.”

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The Democratic Party will govern using the same tactics as President Donald Trump if Republicans in Congress do not stand up for the Constitution and overturn his emergency declaration for border security, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee told CBS News's "Face the Nation."
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