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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 03:26 PM

174 GOP House members vote to let Trump raid military funds to pay for his wall

By Josh Israel -
September 27, 2019

The House followed the Senate's lead, passing a resolution to terminate Trump's national emergency on Friday. But the vast majority of Republicans sided with Trump.

A bad week for Donald Trump got worse on Friday. Two days after the Senate voted 54-41 to terminate his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, the House adopted the same resolution by a vote of 236-174. Just 11 Republicans joined with one independent and the Democratic majority to end the so-called "emergency," well short of the number required to override Trump's inevitable veto.

Trump ran for president promising to build a massive wall across the entire length of the southern border of the nation. Over and over, he vowed that Mexico would happily pay 100% of the cost.

After Trump was elected, it quickly became clear that Mexico had no intention of spending billions of dollars for Trump's wall. Quickly, he pivoted to trying to get Congress to appropriate funds so the American people would pay for the entire project. But even after he tried to force this through the longest partial government shutdown in U.S. history, Congress balked at the demand too.

Instead, Trump decided to effectively steal the money by using a legally questionable theory of presidential powers. He declared a national emergency and announced that he would take money Congress appropriated for the military to instead begin construction on his stalled wall.


I guess, these 174 incompetent jerks never read the Constitution that they swore to Protect and Defend...................and the articles they must Protect and Defend...........................

U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 7, clause 1

“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.”

U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 9, clause 7

Congress—and in particular, the House of Representatives—is invested with the “power of the purse,” the ability to tax and spend public money for the national government. Massachusetts’ Elbridge Gerry said at the Federal Constitutional Convention that the House “was more immediately the representatives of the people, and it was a maxim that the people ought to hold the purse-strings.”

Or these 174 must have gotten the memo from Federalist Society and the Judicial Watch used toilet paper, they believe in, which is full of ....................................

November 3, 2020 cannot get here fast enough........................

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Reply 174 GOP House members vote to let Trump raid military funds to pay for his wall (Original post)
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beachbumbob Sep 27 #1

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Fri Sep 27, 2019, 04:32 PM

1. Be fitting no military funds go to the districts these people represented.

Cut projects there

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