Why not refuse to sign the omnibus, offer a clean CR to keep gov’t open, and declare the National Emergency anyway?
The “compromise” omnibus spending bill negotiated in Congress is a POS. As usual, Republicans in Congress got their asses handed to them in negotiations.
It not only doesn’t give Trump even the 55 miles of border fencing reported, it has numerous poison pill provisions in it undermining existing immigration lawsw. Read these threads for details.
In my entire career, I've never see a more pernicious and immoral amnesty provision – both for Americans and Central American kids – than the one in 224a of this bill https://t.co/sRsAguMesQ I'll explain in more detail on today's show.
— Daniel Horowitz (@RMConservative) February 14, 2019
The omnibus border bill is obviously a "poison pill" the DC swamp desperately hopes Trump will take. Section 224 says: ICE cannot remove any illegal who has a minor with them. It gives $30 million to pro-illegal groups to help people get asylum. This is an amnesty omnibus bill.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) February 14, 2019
I was ready to roll over & take the 55 miles too, but then I read Sec. 224 (a), which cripples interior enforcement & will cause a surge of young illegal border crossers. Trump can't sign that.
WH 202 456 1414
CONGRESS 202 224 3121
SENATE PHONE LIST: https://t.co/ICON0sObTk https://t.co/NXSjNyjMXK
— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) February 14, 2019
Why in the world would Trump sign such a thing if what he wants is to actually build a wall/barrier/fence.
According to Mitch McConnell, the plan is to sign the POS Omnibus then declare a National Emergency to get funds for the wall.
President Donald Trump is ready to sign compromise spending legislation that would avert another government shutdown and will declare a national emergency to get additional funds for a border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
McConnell said the Senate will vote on the plan at 3:30 Washington time Thursday. The House is set to vote later in the evening.
The president “has indicated he’s prepared to sign the bill,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “He also will be issuing a national emergency declaration at the same time. I indicated to him I’m going to support the national emergency declaration.”
I don’t think he should sign it. He should offer a clean CR (basically, continue funding the government at current levels) so the government doesn’t even partially shut down. THEN he should declare the National Emergency, something I wrote three weeks ago was his only option left, Trump’s only option: Declare a National Emergency, build the wall, and declare victory
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Sarah Sanders confirms the omnibus will be signed and executive action, including National Emergency, will be used:
Statement on Government Funding Bill: pic.twitter.com/DrNv9D4rEi
— Kayleigh McEnany 45 Archived (@PressSec45) February 14, 2019
Bring it on, @SpeakerPelosi. National Emergencies Act can free up some already authorized spending, but can't be used to violate Constitutional protections. Don't take our word for it, future Justice Barrett, having filled the Ginsburg seat, will tell you the same thing. https://t.co/7ToPsISNmS
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) February 14, 2019
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