Speaking recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned President Trump, suggesting that he does not possess “shared values” with Congress.
Discussing Congress’ dealings with past US leaders, Pelosi said they “were dealing with presidents with whom we had shared values.”
Since taking control of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections, Pelosi has largely been seen as holding the reigns of the Democratic Party, and has publicly feuded with Trump increasingly.
During a interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria at the Council on Foreign Relations, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said President Donald Trump did not have “shared values,” with the Congress of the United States.
Zakaria said, “Let me ask you, though, about presidential power. Is there a kind of usurpation of congressional authority? Since 1976, when Congress declared a National Emergency Act, Gerald Ford signed it, there have been fifty, the presidents have declared 59 emergencies. 32 are still in place. We still have national emergencies in place about Macedonia, about Lebanon, about the Iran hostage crisis. Is it time for Congress to start much more seriously overseeing these kind of executive usurpations of power?”