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“Dirty Dozen” Rebuke Trump’s National Emergency

Thursday’s shameful exhibition by “Judas Republicans” voting in support of a Democratic resolution and against America’s national security interests illustrates once again how anti-Trump RINO’s within the Republican Party continually undermine the President.

The twelve Senate Republicans have continually given lip-service regarding border security, even pretending to agree with the President about the need for some type of barrier to protect America’s sovereignty.

However, when it finally came to standing up in support of the President’s National Emergency declaration, they folded like the phonies they are — using absurd excuses to justify their actions. Rand Paul several days before he was to vote said: “I can’t vote to give extra-constitutional powers to the President.”

What extra “constitutional powers?”

Congress passed the National Emergencies Act of 1976, which allows the President to declare a national emergency and re-appropriate money to further a national security interest, such as securing the southern border.

Lisa Murkowski who continually votes against the President said, “As a conservative, I cannot endorse a precedent that I know future left-wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode economic and individual freedoms.”

What precedent? By definition “a precedent is something that sets a standard for future events.”

To date according to the Brennan Center,  there have been 58 national emergencies called by presidents since 1979. Thirty-one of those national emergencies are still in effect. Some of which had re-appropriated funds.

President Jimmy Carter declared two national emergencies, President Reagan declared six; H.W. Bush declared five, Bill Clinton seventeen, George W. Bush thirteen and Obama twelve.

So why the double standard when it comes to President Trump exercising his constitutional authority given to him by the same legislative body that now wants to rebuke his authority?

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Although most Senate Republicans stood with the President affirming both his constitutional authority and his initiative to secure America’s southern border through a national emergency declaration, those twelve decided to walk across the aisle and join Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who had voted for funding the wall in the past, however now declaring there’s no national emergency.

The obvious hate directed towards Trump by Democrats is expected, however from Republicans it’s unconscionable.

“Remarkably” the issue of declaring a national emergency by the executive branch never seemed to be an issue, even for Republicans when former President Barack Obama at the time used executive overreach concerning his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) illegal alien amnesty.

Despite the deflection by the “dirty dozen” several attorneys general, including Texas attorney general Ken Paxton, Indiana attorney general Curtis Hill, and Louisiana attorney general Jeff Landry, all agree that President Trump as the legal, constitutional authority to declare a national emergency to build the wall.

Constitutional lawyer and Senator Josh Hawley, voted in favor of the President’s national emergency declaration, posting within his tweet, “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.

— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) March 7, 2019

Another supporter of the President, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the vice chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, affirmed Trump’s national emergency authority in a statement on Thursday.

“There is a humanitarian crisis at our southern border that demands attention and action. Iowans have been clear on their desire for a strong, secure border and to curb human trafficking and the flow of drugs into our state.”

Perhaps the most disingenuous remark, considering how he voted came from Sen. Paul 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.” Paul clearly wants it both ways, perhaps considering his reelection chances.

Here is the list of the now infamous “DIRTY DOZEN RINO’s.”

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.

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    It is time to hold all congress men and women accountable for the failed immigration laws in this country. All law makers and judges, federal, state and city/town, etc., need to be held liable and accountable for imposing laws which are putting American citizens lives at risk. All the people across this country that lost loved ones due to these peoples immigration policies or there lack of, need to have the ability to file chargers, sue and receive compensation for their loses from all law makers. You want to see formattable change in this country real fast, make these so-called law makers and judges personally and financially accountable for their actions.

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      Agreed, It could be the best way to get these liberal/socialist to back off. They should all be charged with accessory after the fact in murder, rape, robbery and property damage from drunk driving illegals. They have repeatedly allowed these people to be released to commit additional crimes. They are criminally liable.

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    America loves slave labor. These senators are doing the slave masters bidding.

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    If you all believe in the rule of law, then change the law. Congress gave these powers lawfully to the president. Support him with this legal act.

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    Vote them out

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    I want to let Senator Roy Blunt as a conservative Republican of Missouri know that at his next election My wife and I will remember he betrayed us whe he failed to support President Trump.

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    Are any of the traitors up for election in the near future?

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    What, the legislative branch suddenly has grown a backbone? Not saying I agree or disagree, just that they’ve abdicated responsibility to the executive for decades!

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    it would really be nice to have a list of Republican names

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      The list was provided in the article, please read it again.

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    Damn, little Marco’s starting trouble again…. lol

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    These Republicans are true patriots-not afraid to speak the truth. Leave the military budget to the armed forces. Find less expensive ways to keep out illegal immigrants. Leave health care alone. These legislators are representing their people. THAT is what they are supposed to do!

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    “What extra “constitutional powers?”

    The dirty dozen need to find another line work.

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