On Monday California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke with MSNBC News’ Andrea Mitchell and told her he intends to file a lawsuit against President Trump’s National Emergency.
As the News Blender reported on Friday, President Trump held a Rose Garden event, where he announced his plans to declare a National Emergency to divert funds in an attempt to build a border wall at the Southern Border.
During the event President Trump acknowledged he would be sued.
In a bizarre sing-song cadence, Trump acknowledges that his national emergency will face legal challenges, but expresses hope that SCOTUS will eventually rule in his favor. pic.twitter.com/F4DCzKrsns— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 15, 2019
Becerra explains the decision to file a lawsuit, which most likely will be filed later on Monday, comes as result of President Trump’s own admission on Friday that he “didn’t need to do this,” Emergency Declaration, adding, “but I’d rather do it faster.”
Key moment from Trump's remarks today: He accidentally admits "I didn't need to do this" with regard to his national emergency declaration.— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 15, 2019
It will likely come back to haunt him when it's challenged in court. pic.twitter.com/OgFBj3u73U
On Monday Becerra confirmed with CNN’s Kate Bolduan, that he would be filing the lawsuit sometime Monday.
He went on to say, he expects at least a dozen other states to join the lawsuit.