The office of the legal counsel of the White House is studying the legality of the possible introduction of a state of emergency in the United States to bypass Congress to obtain funding for the construction of the wall on the US-Mexican border. This was announced on Monday by the US Vice President Michael Pence in an interview with journalists in the White House. His words are broadcast by CBS.
“Pence said that the office of the legal counsel of the White House is studying the legality of the state of emergency in the country in connection with the construction of the wall,” — said the journalist of the channel, who was present at the meeting with the Vice President.
According to him, as a result of introduction of state of emergency on construction of a fence the US Department of defense funds will be sent. “Pence said that the decision has not been made yet,” — said the channel. The Vice President again called on the Democrats to negotiate the country’s budget.
On Friday, the American leader Donald Trump said he could introduce a state of emergency in the country to bypass Congress to get funding for the construction of the wall on the US-Mexican border.
Since December 22, the US partially suspended the work of the Federal government due to lack of budget funds. This was due to the fact that the Republicans and Democrats in Congress failed to agree on the parameters of the state budget, in which Trump and the Republicans in an ultimatum want to include funds for the construction of the barrier on the border with Mexico. Democrats say they will never approve the allocation of money from the Federal Treasury.