Skip to comments.Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote
Posted on 03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT by conservative98
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border:
I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.
On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500 border security fee on each new green card issued to fund the construction of new border walls or physical barriers and other immigration-related improvements. The bill also directs U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to deposit all fees paid under the BE SAFE Act into a new Border Security Enhancement Fund at the U.S. Treasury. Only the president would be authorized to use the Fund for certain immigration-related purposes.
You can read the BE SAFE Act below:
(Excerpt) Read more at paul.senate.gov ...
I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so. https://t.co/BZLfS3A9Pu— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) March 14, 2019
Rand Paul’s flawed reasoning.
Sorry, dude, when the rubber hit the road and you were actually in a position to do something about it, you did squat.
Take a hike.
You really showed your true colors Rand. You are part of the democrat plan to destroy America. Take a Hike!
I like Paul but he is being disingenuous here. Libertarians are opposed to the wall on principle. Which is why I can’t fully embrace the LP platform...weak on border security.
rand paul continually comes across as an arrogant whiner.
Congress approved the wall years ago. If I didnt know better I would think they dont want it built.
You just screwed the President Randy
Who gives a damn if you had some lofty principal - it’s been done a billion times before on far weaker grounds
You are now a Democrat sympathizer standing with Pelosi, Clinton, Mueller and all the rest of the murderous scum who want to dismember our country
Resign and let somebody who cares about our nation take your place
Where’s his neighbor when you need him...
Amen GFY Rand
Oh, bull. Rand has voted to block National defense and to encourage more illegal alien invasion and to weaken the President. More Americans will now be assaulted and killed and the failing social support network in the US will be pushed further toward collapse. Rand Paul has declared himself an enemy and should be treated as such.
So the part in the Constitution about the President protecting states from invasion. I guess that’s just part of the Communist Manifesto, right?
Wimp. Got a beat down by a Democrat. Now he whimpers off like the wounded cretin he is.
This is the best cover story he could dig up for selling out his supporters.
He deserves another ass kicking from his neighbor.
Go F yourself Rue Paul.
You never lifted a finger against Obama.
But always cancels out everything said before it. I think I've heard enough from the Randlet to last a lifetime.
The bill should also include a $250,000 fine and a year in prison for every instance of someone hiring an illegal alien to take a job that rightfully belongs to someone in the US legally.
Until the employers start paying real penalties for hiring illegals then the illegals will continue to invade our country.
To be fair, Rand Paul is a libertarian, not a Libertarian. So while the LP platform might oppose a border wall, that doesn't automatically mean that Rand Paul, a member of the Republican Party, does as well.
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