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House Blocks Trump Emergency Decree

But the vote is well short of veto-proof. Republicans succeeded on corralling most of their caucus, some of whom no doubt opposed Trump’s emergency decree but were scared politically to oppose the president.

According to the Washington Examiner:

The House voted Tuesday to revoke the national emergency President Trump declared in order to spend federal money to build a physical barrier on the southern border without congressional approval. 

The joint resolution passed 245-182 with the help of 13 Republican votes. It now heads to the Senate, where many lawmakers predict it will pass with the help of at least four Republicans who oppose Trump’s emergency declaration. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the Senate would vote on the measure by mid-March.

3 Responses to House Blocks Trump Emergency Decree

  1. Guess the GOP elites want to the GOP to be consigned to permanent minority status in Congress. Oh, wait – they do! They’ll get to keep their perks and privileges.

    Keep doing stuff like this and voters will stay home and Republicans will keep losing elections. The voters have finally figured out that Republicans talk tough but once they get to Congress they sell out. At least enough of the RINOs do.

    When will the party elites figure out that it’s easier for the base to get new elites than the other way around.

    The two “Establishment” candidates that the GOP ran in 2008 and 2012 both got their butts kicked. And the only reason W got reelected was Kerry ran an inept campaign and 9/11.

    “Vote For Us – We’re Not As Bad As The Other Guys” won’t work anymore. When the voters send Republicans to Congress we expect them to address the things that concern the voters who sent them there. Like illegal immigration.

  2. I’m not a fan of the emergency declaration, because I am a fan of unintended consequences. That said, the situation at the border has grown into an emergency, and needs to be fixed. Congress has refused to address the issue for decades. The emergency declaration seems to be the only way to actually get something done.

  3. So, now Trump vetos the block. He will get all the bad press and the RINOs will benefit (as we all will from a protected border) and think themselves clean and comely for the next election.