The enemy within: Sen. RINOs join Dems to restrict Trump & Update

Republicrat senators, in a shameful display, voted with Democrats Thursday to block President Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southern border.

The president declared the emergency after being blocked by congressional Democrats in his efforts to secure our southern border and halt the steady stream of illegal invaders, crime, drugs and human trafficking. Many traveling with children fraudulently claim to be family units to enhance their changes of being granted asylum.

Businessman Donald Trump —- based on his stated promise to build a border wall, rose like cream to the top of his sixteen bottlenecked opponents in 2016. Most of them have since vanished from the political consciousness. He then demolished problem-plagued Hillary Clinton in the General Election.

Now, instead of coalescing behind the man who resuscitated the Republican Party, spineless Republicans are expressing concern that by invoking the National Emergencies Act, the President is exceeding his authority. This is preposterous on it’s face.  

Although the left is going ballistic over President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure our southern border in response to congress’ failure to act, the ability to do so is not a new construct emanating from the Trump White House.

The National Emergencies Act was enacted by Congress in 1976, when it was signed into law by President Gerald Ford. It has no specific definition of what is considered an emergency, but has historically been invoked during unusual threats to the nation. There have been 58 national emergencies declared since the act‘s inception. Thirty-one of them remain in effect today.

In 1979, Pres. Jimmy Carter initially put the act to use to declare a national emergency freezing all Iranian government assets in the U.S. in response to the Iran hostage crisis. His national emergency is still in place and has been renewed annually by successive presidents, as required by law.

Pres. George W. Bush declared national emergency acts following the September 11, 2001 attacks. In all, he declared 13. As president, Barack Obama declared national emergencies on 12 foreign relations issues that have also been renewed.

Yet in the House last month, a dirty dozen plus one Republicrats voted in unison with the united Dems 245-182 to pass a resolution rejecting President Trump’s declaration. Thursday’s 59-41 roll call vote on H.J. Res. 46 in the Senate will send it to Trump’s desk. President Trump has indicated he will veto it.

Contemptible Senate Republicans who appallingly voted with Democrats are Lamar Alexander (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), Susan Collins (ME), Mike Lee (UT), Jerry Moran (KS), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), Marco Rubio (FL), Pat Toomey (PA), and Roger Wicker (MS). Arizona Sen. Martha McSally supported the president.

Regardless of what Republicrats and Democrats assert, President Trump absolutely has the authority to declare a national emergency on the border. He has that authority because Congress explicitly gave the power to the executive branch in 1976.

President Trump has just signed the first veto of his presidency:



8 Responses to The enemy within: Sen. RINOs join Dems to restrict Trump & Update

  1. Mike says:

    It could have been far worse. Imagine if we had wound up with RINO Mitt as President!

    • East Valley Conservative says:

      You’re right! I would also add McCain. Had he still been in the senate, there is no doubt whatsoever that he would have joined this band of derelict Repubs. He would have been the ringleader.

  2. Tucson GOP says:

    What a shameful display! All of these RINOs need to be primaried. Glad to see Martha McSally stood firm on border security. She’s from Tucson and knows the undeniable score. We call it Mexico Norte.

  3. Michael Schmitz says:

    “I was against the Constitution before I was for it.”

    Rino McSenators

  4. Frankly Speaking says:

    These McSenators all chose to run as Republicans — like their now dead mentor and his willing accomplice flaky Jeff Flake, who couldn’t even run for reelection due to his lower than dirt polling numbers.

    Mitt Romney came to Arizona on numerous occasions to campaign for McCain and Flake. He despises Donald Trump for beating him in 2016 and then for not bringing him on board with a cabinet job.

    Trump is too smart to have an enemy in such close proximity, undermining him at every turn. Rubio also withdrew after it was clear Trump had the Republican presidential nomination secured. He is untrustworthy on the border and has his home state base to play to, although most Cubans were granted asylum if they managed to reach the U.S. just 90 miles from the Communist Castro regime.

  5. Realist says:

    There has never been a president in my memory who has had more enemies trying to hobble him and take him down. That proves his effectiveness, which the left and RINOs hate. I pray for him and his family daily.

    He didn’t need to subject himself and his loved ones to this constant barrage, but I remain grateful for his dedication to the safety of American citizens and protecting our sovereignty. The ancient Trojans had to deal with invaders hidden inside a massive wooden horse. We have them openly surging across our border by the hundreds of thousands.

    Thank God for Donald Trump’s dedication to our own American citizens.

  6. Saguaro Sam says:

    From the WH:

    March 15, 2019: Declaration of a National Emergency on the Southern Border was authorized by US Attorney General William Barr in the Oval Office at 3:42 PM EST.

    The UGLY Truth about the tassel-footed senator is about to be revealed:

    This is tip ‘o the iceberg, lads and lassies.

    Stay Very Alert.
    Boy Scout Motto time.

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