The sheer amount of vitriol and consternation coming from the fetid swamp known as Washington, D.C., when President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the southern border was astounding. The very people who had campaigned for years on securing the southern border by building a wall on it – something that never seemed to get done – were now condemning the man who is making it happen.
That outrage led to a House of Representatives bill to end the national emergency declaration, something within Congress’s authority so long as the bill in question could sustain a veto. After passing the House with several Republican members defecting to the anti-wall side, the bill went on to the Senate where a dozen Republican Senators also voted with the other side. They are:
Rand Paul (R-KY)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
Mitt Romney (R-UT)
Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Pat Toomey (R-PA)
Rob Portman (R-OH)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Please, look closely and see if any of these turncoats were supposedly elected to represent you. At least one is known to be retiring, however, there are three former presidential candidates on that list and another four known to have noodles for spines.
As to why they did vote in this manner, one of the group had this to say.
Sen. Paul said in a press release Thursday, “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.”
Which is, of course, why tens of billions of dollars in the last few decades have been appropriated for the wall in spending bills and yet the darn thing is going up with defense money and built by the Army Corps of Engineers.
These people just don’t get it.
President Trump is expected to veto the bill in a ceremony at the White House.
On the emergency declaration for the border, I’m with President @realDonaldTrump. He has the legal authority from Congress to declare this emergency and there should be no doubt the crisis at the border is an emergency situation pic.twitter.com/tZWetj7omK
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 7, 2019