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.

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.

Bloomberg reports:

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

We will continue to update this post.


Sarah Sanders confirms the omnibus will be signed and executive action, including National Emergency, will be used:


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