This is what I’m talking about with how deep the rot is. Republicans are no better than Democrats. They are all the same. A nice analogy I’ve heard is that the Republicans are the Washington Generals playing the Globetrotters. They are controlled opposition. President Trump will now have to veto this to keep the national emergency at the border.
The Senate passed a resolution on Thursday that would end President Donald Trump’s national emergency on the border with less than a veto-proof majority; however, the president has already threatened to veto the legislation.
The Senate passed on a resolution Thursday, 59-41, that would end President Donald Trump’s national emergency. The vote featured strong Democrat support for the bill and a surprising amount of Republicans voting for it. The House passed its version of the resolution in February with the help of 13 Republicans.
Several Senate Republicans voted against President Trump’s national emergency..
Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rand Paul (R-KY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Rob Portman (R-OH), Roger Wicker (R-MS), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Roy Blunt (R-MO) voted in favor of eliminating Trump’s national emergency, which would make it harder to secure America’s southern border.
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), who previously signaled he would vote to end the emergency, said he will back Trump’s emergency after Trump said he will work with Republicans on a president’s national emergency authority. Tillis is up for re-election in 2020.
Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mike Braun (R-IN), Richard Shelby (R-AL), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Pat Roberts (R-KS) voted in favor of the national emergency.
Conservatives conserve nothing. They just forfeit more and more territory. Spineless. Hopefully this is the last nail in the coffin for anyone thinking anybody in Congress is working for them. Of all the BS national emergencies put forth by clowns like Obama or Bush, the one that they strike down is one protecting our own border. If tens of thousands of illegals trying to cross our border (read: invade) every month isn’t a national emergency then I don’t know what is.
The rot runs so deep you need to blow up the whole system. It seems the best way to fix it at this point is appoint Trump as some kind of dictator. Seriously. He can’t do anything with Congress. They block him every single time. And if they don’t the courts do. There is no way off this ride.