The argument that calling a national emergency would be unwise is stating the case mildly for two reasons, first hard to call something an emergency when it's not unexpected and of the moment and secondly if Trump gets away with it, he's handed a tool to the Democrats to bypass the will of Congress the next time we have a disagreement.
"He's calling for cooperation", she said, adding that Mr Trump will point to examples of where this has happened on his watch.
According to the White House, other guests invited to attend Trump's second State of the Union address include three relatives of a Nevada couple murdered last month by a man authorities said was likely in the United States illegally.
"What we'd like to do is, do it in the appropriation process", Shelby said on CNN's "State of the Union".
In the audience will be several Democrats running to challenge Trump in 2020, including Kamala Harris of California, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of MA and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY.
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told reporters February 4 that the president had the "absolute right to declare a national emergency".
Another Democratic star, Stacey Abrams, will deliver the party's response to Trump. Despite the shutdown, the USA economy added a robust 304,000 jobs in January, marking 100 straight months of job growth. "We'll be at 100".
Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat, said Monday that his guest at Tuesday's speech will be Lila Johnson of Hagerstown, a contract custodian at the Department of Agriculture who was affected by the shutdown. One that is expected to be announced is a new initiative aimed at ending transmissions of HIV by 2030. Joshua has thanked the Trump family including First Lady for their support.
Having the last name of Trump has resulted in harassment for one DE 6th-grader - but now he's accepting an invite from the president who shares his name.