The second problem for Trump?
The Democrats AND Several Republicans will vote AGAINST Donald Trump’s effort to steal money from various places in the US Government piggy bank for a piece of wall that he can boast is ‘HIS’….
With an effort by Republicans to find a way to give Trump some money WITHOUT a ‘national emergency’ failing….
Donald Trump will give Congress the finger and be able to do so because his OWN party is enabling him…..
Congress and America is taking a loss on this…..
Republicans can only look at themselves….
Donald Trump keeps screwing the party he adopted…..
— Senate Republicans tried to give Trump an off-ramp to defuse what could be described as a constitutional crisis, but the president wouldn’t take it. The president rejected a compromise plan put forward by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), which would have allowed him to score a victory on the disapproval vote, because he did not want to foreclose the possibility of using emergency powers again in the future to advance policy objectives that Congress does not support. Indeed, if he gets away with this “emergency,” it seems like a pretty safe bet he’ll be emboldened to try it again — as will future Democratic presidents. We’re standing on a slippery slope.
“Trump called Lee to express his opposition as Lee lunched with fellow Republican senators at the Capitol. … Lee then relayed the information to his colleagues,” Erica Werner, Seung Min Kim and John Wagner report. “Many Senate Republicans had started to align behind Lee’s measure, which would amend the National Emergencies Act to say an emergency declaration would automatically expire after 30 days unless both chambers of Congress vote to keep it. The goal is to give Congress the authority to approve a national emergency declaration — not to disapprove it, as is currently the case in law. If it had become law, Lee’s bill could have affected Trump’s national border emergency in the future, since ongoing national emergency declarations must be reaffirmed annually. And it would have affected future national emergencies declared by Trump, as well as by other presidents.”
Lee also sponsored the Yemen resolution with Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). His father, Rex Lee, was Ronald Reagan’s solicitor general, and he clerked for Sam Alito when the future justice sat on the Third Circuit. The 47-year-old defeated an incumbent GOP senator in 2010 by promising Utahans that he’d stand up to presidents in both parties. “Congress is supposed to be the first among the federal government’s three co-equal branches,” Lee said in a statement. “For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch.”…..
The grab for his won wall money is gonna make it’s way thru the courts…..
The question will be rest on if the Supreme’s let him get away with the money heist….