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Democrats introduce legislation to stop Donald Trump from building the wall using national emergency

February 17, 2019

  On Friday Donald Trump made good on his threat to declare a national emergency in order to reallocate money from the Defense budget to build the wall on the Southern border.

  This was met with unanimous opposition by the Democrats and to mixed reviews by the Republicans and now the Senate Democrats have introduced legislation which will block the President from doing an end-run around the Congress and stop him from using Defense funds to build the wall.

  Here is more:

A group of Senate Democrats, including several 2020 contenders, have introduced legislation that would prevent President Trump from using disaster relief funds to finance a wall along the southern border.

The Protecting Disaster Relief Funds Act would block Trump from taking funds allocated to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Army Corps of Engineers for disaster relief and using that money to construct physical barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Harris said in a statement announcing the legislation that Trump “cannot go around Congress to fund his ridiculous vanity project.”

“I’m proud to introduce this bill today to ensure that funds intended for victims of natural disasters do not go towards a wall that Congress won’t fund and people on the border don’t even want,” she added. “This bill will stand up for Congress’ power of the purse and help California families affected by recent natural disasters begin the process of recovery.”

  It is going to be interesting to see how this plays out in the Senate. With some opposition by Republicans to the President’s emergency declaration there is the possibility it could pass and be sent to the House where there is no doubt it will pass. If it does pass the Senate will it pass with a veto-proof majority? That is the question that is most interesting.

  As you know, I am opposed to Donald Trump using a national emergency declaration in order to pass part of an agenda he could not get through the Congress but of course I was also opposed to Barack Obama doing the same and that is where people like myself differ with the people who are opposed to the President this time around.

  Where were all of these Democrats when Barack Obama used Executive action to change immigration law? And what about the Republicans who opposed Barack Obama’s use of his pen and his phone who are now behind Donald Trump doing the same?

  I have come to the conclusion that most politicians in Washington have a love/hate relationship with the Constitution and it is directly proportionate to how much power–or lack thereof–their party has at the time.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

7 Comments leave one →
  1. February 18, 2019 4:36 pm

    Why do you think they’re opposed to the wall?
    If you were prez and knew the gov had been infiltrated by the enemy for generations – by cheating and rigging elections – placing their own people in power positions – in all areas of gov. and agencies; and using the Indoctrination/Propaganda MSM (lying about you, smear your name and twist your efforts) using ‘spell binding’ Technology, Toilet Entertainment / Occult Music Industry & Brainwashing Educational system against you. Thwarting your every move to correct the problems of dark influencing spirits, what would you do?? …especially when you promised the people who voted you in that you to protect them, clean out the usurpers and give them their country back! Plus you knew the Lord GOD had placed you in that position “for such a time as this” and put it in your heart, mind and spirit to take out the deep state and restore the Nation. What would you do?
    (I saw a posting somewhere – can’t find it now – showing a list of 5 or so US presidents all stating the S. Broader an “emergency” concern. POTUS Trump “acts” on it and he get blasted! Why do you think that is?)

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    • February 18, 2019 5:12 pm

      Adding this. If you knew at work people were out to get you fired or worse yet, ‘get rid of you’ (like Johnson did – involved in the murder of JFK) what would you do?
      http://www.independentsentinel.com/coup-coup-mccabe-should-terrify-everyone/

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    • February 18, 2019 7:51 pm

      There is no doubt everybody in the government wants to get Trump and that tells us all you need to know!

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      • February 18, 2019 9:36 pm

        haha, which goes to show that those ‘involved’ aren’t who they purport themselves to be!
        Evil and deceived people, self-consumed and bent (warped) because of full blow sin = knowing what’s right to do but not doing it! ~ seared hearts.
        “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
        ” … giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; ” 1 Tim 4

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      • February 19, 2019 6:18 am

        Nothing has really changed since the fall has it? You’ve said it before, it is the sinful nature of man and it has lasted through history and is continuing today.

        Like

  2. February 19, 2019 7:57 pm

    Well we shall see how far left Roberts is now won’t we? It will be interesting.

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