Senate gives Donald's emergency declaration the bigly smackdown

May 2013
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Hmmm - only 8 votes short of a veto override. But spine is not something you could accuse Senate Republicans of actually having. No biggie - the courts won't put up with this BS. But in the unlikely event they do, we'll look forward to the real emergencies being declared on gun violence and climate change come 2021. ;)
The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had approved. Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump.
 

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The Senate passed a resolution Thursday to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats to deliver a bipartisan rebuke to the president.The disapproval resolution passed the House last month, so the 59-41 Senate vote will send the measure to Trump’s desk. Trump has promised to use the first veto of his presidency to strike it down, and Congress does not have the votes to override the veto.

“VETO!” Trump tweeted moments after the vote.

Still, the Senate vote stood as a rare instance of Republicans breaking with Trump in significant numbers on an issue central to his presidency — the construction of a wall along the southern border. For weeks Trump had sought to frame the debate in terms of immigration, arguing that Republican senators who supported border security should back him up on the emergency declaration. But for many GOP lawmakers, it was about a bigger issue: The Constitution itself, which grants Congress — not the president — control over government spending.

By declaring a national emergency in order to bypass Congress to get money for his wall, Trump was violating the separation of powers and setting a potentially dangerous precedent, these senators argued.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...512a6fe3439_story.html?utm_term=.333ea83e4222

Finally, some GOP members of the Senate do something right for a change.
 
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Finally, some GOP members of the Senate do something right for a change.
At this point here might be 20 Republicans in the House and the Senate combined who actually want Donald's big, beautiful, stupid wall that'll never be built. Funny, he could have had over 20 billion last year and declared total victory in return for a deal on the DACA kids.

Great negotiator :rolleyes:
 
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The Senate passed a resolution Thursday to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats to deliver a bipartisan rebuke to the president.The disapproval resolution passed the House last month, so the 59-41 Senate vote will send the measure to Trump’s desk. Trump has promised to use the first veto of his presidency to strike it down, and Congress does not have the votes to override the veto.

“VETO!” Trump tweeted moments after the vote.

Still, the Senate vote stood as a rare instance of Republicans breaking with Trump in significant numbers on an issue central to his presidency — the construction of a wall along the southern border. For weeks Trump had sought to frame the debate in terms of immigration, arguing that Republican senators who supported border security should back him up on the emergency declaration. But for many GOP lawmakers, it was about a bigger issue: The Constitution itself, which grants Congress — not the president — control over government spending.

By declaring a national emergency in order to bypass Congress to get money for his wall, Trump was violating the separation of powers and setting a potentially dangerous precedent, these senators argued.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...512a6fe3439_story.html?utm_term=.333ea83e4222

Finally, some GOP members of the Senate do something right for a change.
Stop the lies the president is showing that we need to address the invasion. It is an emergency since we are breaking records for captures of people crossing illegally. The GOP will pay for this. Here come the conservatives to get rid of the GOP Washingting establishment wing