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Senate votes down Trump’s National Emergency for border wall

Oct 25, 2017
2,168
#54
I'm amazed that *this* is the issue some in his party are suddenly ready to stop carrying water for Trump over.
This is such a non-emergency that they are fearful that an arguable real emergency would stand, such as Climate Change.
If this is upheld, then the next president could very arguably say that Climate Change is a threat to national security and safety, and declare one that would uphold in courts.
 
Oct 26, 2017
3,676
Miami
#64

Frank Thorp V
@frankthorp


Sen @BenSasse, says of his NO vote on the resolution to terminate the emerg decl: "I think (the National Emergencies Act of 1967) is overly broad and I want to fix it, but at present Nancy Pelosi doesn't, so I am therefore voting against her politically motivated resolution."

3:32 PM - Mar 14, 2019

LOL, the GOP always trying to pull a fast one. Pelosi would have brought it up for a vote of it wasn't worded to only effect future declarations.
 
Apr 14, 2018
308
Canada
#80

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump


I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country. I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!

3:43 PM - Mar 14, 2019
It's amazing how literally every word in this tweet is a lie.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,220
#81

Frank Thorp V
@frankthorp


Sen @BenSasse, says of his NO vote on the resolution to terminate the emerg decl: "I think (the National Emergencies Act of 1967) is overly broad and I want to fix it, but at present Nancy Pelosi doesn't, so I am therefore voting against her politically motivated resolution."

3:32 PM - Mar 14, 2019

In some ways, Ben Sasse really annoys me the most out of the crop of Republicans. At least the other tools don't try to hide behind some faux civil minded ideal when they're rubberstamping Trump's bullshit.
 
Oct 27, 2017
3,916
#84
So Republicans aren't gonna say shit when the next Democratic President declares a National Emergency on Climate Change, Healthcare, and Guns, right? Right?
If the Democrats really wanted to mess with them, Pelosi could vote to negate that emergency declaration, and then both the Republican Reps and Fox would suffer total moral confusion about whether to vote for/against the Democrat President or Democrat Congress.
 
Oct 25, 2017
745
#85

Frank Thorp V
@frankthorp


Sen @BenSasse, says of his NO vote on the resolution to terminate the emerg decl: "I think (the National Emergencies Act of 1967) is overly broad and I want to fix it, but at present Nancy Pelosi doesn't, so I am therefore voting against her politically motivated resolution."

3:32 PM - Mar 14, 2019

I don't know how he keeps doing it, but Ben Sasse keeps finding new ways to make his cowardice run even deeper. Fuck Ben Sasse.
 
Nov 11, 2017
5,003
#92
I'm amazed that *this* is the issue some in his party are suddenly ready to stop carrying water for Trump over.
They aren't.

They know hes going to veto it. 100% they know. This is them trying to look tough, to not be total pushovers, BUT, they're all cowards doing a bullshit vote that they know he will veto.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,686
#96
Basically they will use this to get his way once he vetoes it, and they vote to close the loophole that allows this in future if democrats ever try to do something similar
They were trying to get GOP Senators to vote against the House resolution with the promise of passing a bill that limits emergency powers going forward.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,198
#98

Frank Thorp V

@frankthorp


Sen @BenSasse, says of his NO vote on the resolution to terminate the emerg decl: "I think (the National Emergencies Act of 1967) is overly broad and I want to fix it, but at present Nancy Pelosi doesn't, so I am therefore voting against her politically motivated resolution."

3:32 PM - Mar 14, 2019

Oh fuck off, "we're gonna let this Emergency through but no more after that!" These people are fucking spineless weasels