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Democrats have scheduled a vote to block President Trump's emergency declaration.

A floor vote will take place on Tuesday after being introduced to the floor Friday by Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Texas). 


Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told reporters on a conference call that she disapproves of Trump's national emergency declaration.


"[It] does violence to our constitution and therefore to our democracy," she said.

"We do not have a monarchy; we have a separation of powers in our country."


If passed, the bill would terminate Trump's emergency declaration and it already 225 cosponsors including one Republican, Rep. Justin Amash (Mich.).

But if the Dems are hoping that more Republicans will step forward to support the bill, they may be out of luck.

Speaking to The Hill, Doug Heye, a former House GOP leadership aide and former spokesman at the Republican National Committee said:

“As long as Trump’s popularity with Republican voters remains in the high 80s to low 90s, it’s hard to see how the political laws of nature will change.” 

Republican Roger Williams has publicly supported the move:

“I fully support @POTUS’ efforts to secure the border — including using an emergency declaration — following the clear intentions of the Democrats to simply kick the can down the road and play politics with the safety of Americans,” Williams tweeted.

But Pelosi and her crew are sticking to their guns. On Friday morning she tweeted:

"Members of Congress all swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution. On Tuesday, the House will vote on @JoaquinCastrotx’s legislation to defend the separation of powers following @realDonaldTrump’s decision to ignore the bounds of the law with his emergency declaration."