A national defense analyst says Democrats are putting their own political priorities over national security.
On Wednesday, the Democratic-controlled House passed a bill to block President Donald Trump's emergency declaration which the president wants to use to allocate billions for U.S.-Mexico border barriers.
But the 245-182 vote fell far below the two-thirds majority needed to override Trump's veto, and the measure also faces an uncertain fate in the Republican-controlled Senate.
Frank Gaffney, executive chairman of the Center for Security Policy, says Trump-hating Democrats are "subordinating national security to their petty parochial political priorities."
Several states led by California are suing Trump over the executive action, and OneNewsNow reported in a Feb. 26 story that immigration watchdog Federation for American Immigration Reform predicts a decision is coming in the spring from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Gaffney dismisses the suggestion that Trump's expansive use of emergency powers would invite future Democratic presidents to do likewise for their own policies.
"The Democrats have demonstrated that they're perfectly capable of acting without precedent. Barack Obama did that with respect to the DACA kids," Gaffney points out. "In fact, he did it after he repeatedly said he couldn't do it legally."