Skip to comments.US Senate voted 54-41 to terminate Trump Border emergency fund
Posted on 09/25/2019 9:49:21 PM PDT by blondiegoodbadugly
13:30 to 14:00
short video clip from Brett Baier
13:30 to 14:00
So great that we have the senate
K. K. Kak
One word: Veto.
Symbolic BS; nothing more.
The Senate passed this same bullcrap some months ago, except they had 59 votes in the Senate instead of 54.
The president vetoed it then and he will veto it now.
The idiots in the Senate have no where near enough votes to over ride the president’s veto.
big show and it means nothing and goes nowhere.
It’s hard to keep up with everything.
This vote does give a good figure on how many Coup d’état personal in the Senate there are.
Good point....I was thinking that too; when I first heard it.
Democrats need 67 votes to convict in the Senate, assuming they impeached in the House. This shows you where we stand. No Republican Senator is to be trusted, besides maybe Rand Paul.
What are the Republican names? I hate votes like this and no one mentions the seditious ones to vote out of office.
I don’t know.
There’s a reason the names are not mentioned. And we all know why.
found some of the info here:
here’s another article with video/audio:
Appears to be the same Rinos.
The usual suspects
GOP Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.) voted to end the president’s declaration
Paul just voted to end PDJT’s border wall Emergency Declaration.
The President tapped three pots of money to build more border wall than Congress directly funded with appropriation.
Each of the three - Treasury Asset Forfeiture funds, DoD Counter-Narcotics funds, and Military Construction (MILCON) funds - were authorized for his use by separate laws.
The $3,6 billion of MILCON money, can only be diverted for such use under the National Emergencies Act of 1976, which the President cited in his declaration of emergency in February.
That law allows Congress to override the President’s declaration, with a two thirds vote of both Houses (or a simple majority, if the President does not veto it). The law also allows Congress to re-vote on overriding that emergency declaration every six months, while it continues.
It just came up for that routine re-vote, and even fewer voted to override this time, than the last time - Congressional opposition weakened, in recognition of the overcrowding (or possibly their cynical gauging of the politics of the issue).
So nothing to worry about, the President will veto this one, just like the last one. He will see them again in six months (and likely again six months later, as the election nears - which might then change the calculations of legislators).
Will Ann Coulter be calling these senators (especially Mitt) out in one of her hectoring columns about lack of progress on the border wall? Or will she just continue to criticize Donald Trump?
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