Nancy Pelosi is running around like she runs Washington, D.C.
Speaker Pelosi thinks she has the upper hand in a crucial fight with President Trump.
But that all changed when Donald Trump issued this threat that stopped Pelosi dead in her tracks.
After Donald Trump declared a national emergency to access funds to build the border wall, Nancy Pelosi vowed to stop him.
The House will vote on a resolution of disapproval as soon as Tuesday.
When it passes – as expected – the Senate will have 18 days to take it up.
Pelosi – and other Democrats – hoped enough Senate Republicans would join them to pass the resolution with a veto proof majority.
Those hopes went out the window when Trump said that not only would he veto the resolution, but few Republicans would defect and any veto would be upheld.
“One hundred percent,” Trump said when asked by reporters at the White House if he would veto any legislation trying to block his order.
House Democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a resolution on Friday to block Trump’s declaration.
Trump said he was confident that Republicans would support his decision to declare a State of Emergency on the border.
“I don’t think it survives a veto, we have too many smart people that want border security,” he said.
The media hoped this vote would embarrass Trump by showing the Republican Party did not support his emergency declaration.
After Trump’s threat of a veto, some pundits wondered if the resolution would even pass the Senate.
Four Republicans must vote with Democrats to make that happen.
But any Republican who chooses that path is committing career suicide by inviting a pro-Trump primary challenger.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.