Seems the level which Democrats can go to halt President Trump’s administration keeps getting higher everyday.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a motion for partial summary judgment in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
The motion is filed on behalf of California and New Mexico in their challenge to President Trump’s fabricated national emergency and illegal diversion of funding. In the motion, the states ask the court to enter judgment in favor of their claims that President Trump illegally diverted $2.5 billion in funding to construct a border barrier on the southern borders of California and New Mexico.
The states argue that the Trump Administration is using funds neither authorized nor appropriated by Congress for border wall construction. Further, California’s and New Mexico’s environment, wildlife, and natural resources would suffer extensive and irreparable harm from the diversion of funding towards construction of a border barrier.
“Our president doesn’t get to break the law just because he doesn’t like the rules,” said Attorney General Becerra. “President Trump’s schemes are blocked by the courts, repeatedly, because they are unlawful. We’ve challenged his cynical actions, not only because they threaten our democratic institutions and constitutional principles, but also because they cause irreparable harm to our states.”