How the leadership of the Republican Party keeps getting re-elected is a phenomenon that should be studied at the dissertation level. Honestly, how are the heart and soul of America represented by people who tell the President of the United States to practically cower under the Resolute Desk rather than declare a national emergency at the southern border to get the border barrier up and working to stop cartel activity from endangering the people of the nation?
Hard to believe, but it is true.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cautioned President Trump privately this week about the consequences of declaring a national emergency to build his border wall, telling him the move could trigger political blowback and divide the GOP, according to two Republicans with knowledge of the exchange…
That would take place under provisions of the National Emergencies Act, which provides that a presidential declaration can be terminated if lawmakers pass a joint resolution to do so. House Democrats would be likely to move swiftly to approve such a resolution, and the law provides that it would come to the Senate floor, where it would require only a majority vote to pass.
At least a half-dozen Republican senators are fiercely opposed to the idea of an emergency declaration, generating enough opposition that a disapproval resolution could pass the Senate with the support of the 47 Democrats and a handful of GOP senators — the scenario about which McConnell warned Trump.
Half a dozen Republican senators? That’s six out of the fifty-three currently in the upper chamber.
What on earth could they be afraid of when poll after poll, rigged or not, indicates a majority of Americans WANT the wall? Political blowback? From who? Certainly not the people who elected them.
No wonder most of America is fed up with Congress. They don’t even have a grasp on what the will of the people is.