The Senate voted 59-41 on a resolution to end President Donald Trump’s national emergency to build a wall along the southern border.
Twelve Republicans voted with Democrats. Those GOP members who voted for the resolution cited concerns about the expansion of presidential powers, even though the Congress gave the National Emergencies power to the office of the president back in 1976.
“I’m going to be voting in favor of the resolution of disapproval,” Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters ahead of the vote. “This is a constitutional question, it’s a question of the balance of power that is core to our constitution.”
Everyone knows Romney voted against it because he hates Donald Trump. The rest of the senators who voted for the resolution said not one damn thing when president Pen & Phone illegally created the DACA program, which in my eyes, after this vote, makes them cowards.
Again, the National Emergencies Act was done in 1976, and I haven’t found the clause that says, ‘Unless the president is Donald Trump.”
These senators have said they oppose any form of executive overreach, which includes former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal alien amnesty.
However, one federal district judge ruled in August 2018 that DACA was illegal, whereas many lawyers have argued that Trump has the authority under the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to reappropriate money to build the wall.
The other Republicans who voted to oppose the declaration were Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Rob Portman, R-Ohio; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Rand Paul, R-Ky., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Roy Blunt, D-Mo., Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, and Pat Toomey, R-Pa.
That’s twelve Republicans who should be met with primaries the next time their term comes up. To pick the issue of border security to claim Constitutionalism, after years of allowing all kinds of unconstitutional things to be done, and not going after things not mentioned in the Constitution that were done years before they got into the Senate just shows they are against Trump, and are not serious about border security.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., before the vote, said he “takes his hat off” to Republicans voting with Democrats, while accusing Trump of “going around Congress” with the declaration. That goes to show how ignorant Schumer is, because once again, the power to declare a national emergency was given to him by the very same Congress Schumer is saying Trump was going around.
Trump is certain to respond to the resolution with his first presidential veto.
The president tweeted before of the vote that if Congress wants to amend the law governing emergency declarations in the future, “I will support those efforts.”
Shortly before the vote on Thursday Trump said that “a vote for today’s resolution by Republican senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, crime and the Open Border Democrats.” And he’s right.
Okay, so are these senate GOP clowns now going to explain where in the Constitution are the powers for the Department of Education, HUD, Department of Transportation, Department of Energy, and 99% of the other things the Congress created that are not listed as powers in Article I or II? How about the Air Force? For that matter, can someone show me where in Article III it says that the Supreme Court has the power to interpret the Constitution, because I read the Constitution, even held it up to the light, upside down, and poured lemon juice on it, and I still couldn’t find it.
I mean, if they really want to go Constitutional then bring it on, and don’t stop at screwing over Trump.
This was a political move against the president with a cover story that these senators are concerned about the Constitution. For goodness’ sake we’re talking about Chuck Schumer, who I don’t believe has ever read the Constitution, and even if he has, I don’t think anyone has ever explained to him what it means.
I predict a huge backlash for the dozen Republicans who stabbed Trump voters in the back today. The number one reason they voted for Trump was for border security and to bring some sanity back to our immigration system.
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