Trump’s Strategy Going Into Border Wall Vote

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The Senate delivered a stunning bipartisan rebuke to Donald Trump on Thursday when12 Republicans joined Democrats in voting to overturn the president’s national emergency declaration.

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In a59-41vote, the Senate approved a House passed-resolution to block Trump from funding his border wall without congressional approval. The GOP revolt will forceTrump to issue the first veto of his presidency.

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With the Senate vote on Trump’s national emergency declaration directing funds to building a security wall quickly approaching. President Trump claims he is “prepared to veto, if necessary” and has even given a very fitting label to Democrats: “Border Deniers.”

“A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!” the president tweeted.

“The Democrats are ‘Border Deniers,'” he said. “They refuse to see or acknowledge the Death, Crime, Drugs and Human Trafficking at our Southern Border!”

While it is expected that Democrats will vote to end Trump’s national emergency declaration, several Republicans intent to join them in stopping the emergency declaration. It will take only four Republicans to vote in the Democrats favor.

“The Republicans are predicting that the showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers,” the New York Post said.

“On Wednesday, Senate passage of the resolution was all but guaranteed after the collapse of efforts by the White House and Republican senators to reach compromise on separate legislation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, curtailing presidents’ powers to declare emergencies in the future,” the Post added.

If President Trump does veto, the House and the Senate will need a two-third majority vote to cancel Trump’s action.

“Republican Senators have a very easy vote this week,” Trump tweeted. “It is about Border Security and the Wall (stopping Crime, Drugs etc.), not Constitutionality and Precedent. It is an 80% positive issue. The Dems are 100% United, as usual, on a 20% issue, Open Borders and Crime. Get tough R’s!”

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Fifty nine is a long way from 67, so the veto will stick. National Emergency is still on and this one is actually for the benefit of US!

  2. These GOP turncoats had better get in touch with their constituents concerning the desire for a wall to protect us from foreign invasion. Not only do we want protection from illegal immigrants who come only to exploit our welfare system; but they bring in diseases which had almost been eradicated from America for over 50 years; The bring in undesirables who deal in illicit drugs; prostitution; child molestation; murder; and other criminal activities.
    It is past time for cleaning up society of these scumbags, and anyone who is not willing to go through the proper channels to gain entry into the USA, is a criminal! As are those who are willing to turn a blind eye and allow these illegals to come in.
    WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND A WALL OF PROTECTION!

  3. If these Democrats and Republican rhinos think the citizens of our great country are not concerned about the invasion happening at our borders they better rethink about that fast for the majority of the citizens of this country all want this border wall, and they want strict immigration laws passed!!! These Democrats and Republicans that have voted against fully funding the wall are all doomed come the 2020 elections and not just for obstructing the building of the wall but also for the not getting strict immigration laws passed and all loopholes closed!!!! These Democrats really are going to learn real quick that the voice of the people are what counts and the votes are going to show that come the 2020 elections!!!! The trying to pass a law that allows illegals to vote is another thing that is going to kill their party along with their outrageously sick abortion policy of killing children after birth!!!! These are some real sick minded human beings!!!! We must see to it that we get rid of all these radical Democrats in every state and city in our country!!!!

  4. O.K., the rest of the list reads like “The Usual Suspects” & I get that…..SSDD. But Rand, too ??? WTF is wrong with him ? Has he gone nuts ? I”m usually finding myself backing Rand 110% on almost EVERYTHING, just as I backed his Dad 110% to the bitter end (still P!$$ED about that, but…). Rand isn’t one of these “Establishment RINO’s”, so what’s he thinking ? Somebody better have a talk with him & get his @$$ back on track !!!!! I can’t believe he’d do this & back the RINO’s like that. Yeah, Trump’s just gonna VETO it & they don’t have the numbers to override him on it, but still…..WTF, RAND ???

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