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Trump to Issue First Veto as Senate Rejects Emergency Declaration

Trump to Issue First Veto as Senate Rejects Emergency Declaration

Within minutes, Trump tweeted, “VETO!”

12 Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting Trump’s declaration of national emergency at the southern border.

More from the WaPo:

The Senate passed a resolution Thursday to overturn President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, with 12 Republicans joining all the Democrats to deliver a rare bipartisan rebuke of the president.

The disapproval resolution passed the House last month, so the 59-to-41 Senate vote will send the measure to the president’s desk. Trump intends to use the first veto of his presidency to strike it down, and Congress does not have the votes to override the veto.

Within minutes of the resolution’s passage, Trump tweeted:

And then later:

Senate Republicans like Rand Paul have vocally opposed Trump’s declaration.


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I expected nothing from Romney and Rubio but I didn’t expect Mike Lee to be such an idiot as to support this crap.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Concise. | March 14, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Conservative Voters will Remember those Congress Critters who committed this further Treason.

      Thom Tillis of NC backed out of his pledge to vote against the President. I read the YELP reviews he was getting from his constituents and he must have too. They were savage.

      At the last moment he realized that former Governor McCrory could easily slip into that Senate seat so he voted with Trump.

    nicklevi86 in reply to Concise. | March 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    I expect Lee and Paul just don’t like the look of executive power on “freedom” grounds, which I get. But clarifying the Emergencies Act legislation would take actual work.

      Colonel Travis in reply to nicklevi86. | March 15, 2019 at 12:50 am

      Lee thinks the current law to allow presidents to declare national emergencies is wrong.

      Yet another example where (R)s simply do not care about fighting.

        TX-rifraph in reply to Colonel Travis. | March 15, 2019 at 5:09 am

        Isn’t this an interesting time for these Rs to defend a principle. These Rs want to discuss an abstract war while Trump wants to fight a real war.

        The arguments do not make sense. The alternative to no wall is an invasion, not a “principled” position. There is an agenda in play but they are hiding it.

        rabidfox in reply to Colonel Travis. | March 15, 2019 at 2:02 pm

        If the law is wrong they need to change it. But until then the President is following the law as prescribed—as did prior Presidents.

    Sasse and Cotton didn’t join them. I’m actually surprised. They argued that the Act gives the President too much power, but it was power Congress granted nearly unanimously… also, that the border really does have an emergency situation. That’s a nuanced, Senator-like position to take.

    I’d hate to see what McConnell “not” backing the President looks like.

      oldgoat36 in reply to JBourque. | March 15, 2019 at 7:34 am

      Those powers were fine so long as someone who wasn’t part of the globalists was not in power. Those who oppose the powers, which does have some merit in my opinion, in this case oppose it because of who is in office far more than on the grounds of having too much power. It is this factor which troubles me most.

This is the exact reason the President was granted these powers.

buckeyeminuteman | March 14, 2019 at 10:56 pm

What good is the Constitution and separation of powers if we don’t have a functioning government and law and order? I like the checks and balances our Constitution requires, but I don’t see how this usurpers the power of the purse. Also, if the 535 asshats in Congress won’t stand up and protect the American people and put America first, then I’m glad that at least Trump is willing to.

    MarkSmith in reply to buckeyeminuteman. | March 14, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Nothing to be upset about, Trump Veto so government is working like it should. FDR had 635 veto’s (372 regular, 263 pocket; 9 overridden). Reagan had 39, so give me a break that it is the end of the world if Trump has one!!!!?

Traitors all

We have become so used to the UniParty and the lack of real conflict, that the first hint of conflict sends everyone scurrying to shelter.

“Veto!” is OK, though not as good as “You’re fired!”

Subotai Bahadur | March 15, 2019 at 2:07 am

Just after I found out the vote, I went to our county TEA Party meeting for this month. I made a point of reading the names of the those who voted to leave the border wide open. I also admittedly expressed surprise that our pseudo-Democrat Senator Cory Gardner did not join them.

In our part of Colorado, the TEA Party is a major part of what passes for the remains of the Republican Party. The reason I said “remains” is that the Colorado Republican Party supported Hillary in 2016 and deliberately lost the governor’s race and the State Senate in 2018 to try to take down the Deplorables.

We do not think well of the GOPe.

Subotai Bahadur


Major shooting in NZ this morning that by the time you wake up in America the left wing liberal media will be in full on “Trump’s a racist” mode (which to be honest will be harder to discern from their normal daily operations).

A “right wing” racist went on a shooting rampage in gun controlled Christchurch killing up to 40 people with shotguns. Several people have been arrested in connection BUT the killer is an Australian racist who posted his manifesto before live streaming his rampage (how are those Facebook controls working out??).

Expect the sharp as a tack liberal media to make hay while the bodies are still warm.

    There’s not one good thing about that rampage. I just heard a twist that he implicated a high-subscription Youtuber who’s been accused of playing nice with the neo-fascist crowd. (I wouldn’t even know, I don’t mess with that side of things.) Sounds like the shooter is a psychopath who thinks he’s really funny. Accept that there is evil in the world and deal. The media is going to run with it because this guy, intentionally, played into their stereotypes to enhance his fame. They wouldn’t be human beings if they didn’t pounce.

Can anyone who follows politics more closely than I tell us when 12 Democrat Senators voted against a Democrat president in such a matter?

No hurry, take your time …

    oldgoat36 in reply to hrh40. | March 15, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Democrats only vote against the “party line” when they know something won’t be affected by their voter in terms of outcome, yet it plays well for the reelection hopes of the person who was given permission to go against the party line.

    I have never seen such control over the government officials from Republicans, only the Democrats march lock step. The sad thing is when the Republicans don’t vote in the interests of the party platform which they ran on.

If Tweets promising vetos happen a lot in future, you just know the press is going to start calling them “Tweetos”.