Democrats have schemed to bring down Donald Trump since the day he won the Republican nomination.
They may have finally struck gold.
That’s because this lawsuit could be the silver bullet that destroys the Trump Presidency.
When Donald Trump announced he was declaring a national emergency, Democrats plotted to stop him.
And Attorneys General from California and 15 other states followed through with a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit designed to shut Trump down.
The State of California and fifteen other states sued President Donald Trump on Monday over his declaration Friday of a national emergency and his plans to redirect federal funds to the construction of a wall on the southern border.
The lawsuit, as expected, was filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, and was joined by attorneys general from “Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon and Virginia — all of which have Democratic attorneys general and all but one of which are led by Democratic governors,” the Wall Street Journal noted Monday.
However, ten of the 26 Democrat attorneys general have not joined the lawsuit — at least not yet, as of Tuesday.
The complaint, filed in federal court in the Northern District of California, decries what it calls “President Donald J. Trump’s flagrant disregard of fundamental separation of powers principles engrained in the United States Constitution.”
Democrats know the Ninth Circuit will hand them a favorable ruling stopping wall construction.
That will allow them to tie up the project in the courts as the case makes its way through the various stages of appeal.
And time is the Democrats’ number one weapon.
If they can block wall construction, they can claim in 2020 that Trump failed to deliver on his number one campaign promise from 2016.
They would then hope the lack of a wall would depress Trump’s turnout and allow their candidate to coast to victory.