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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:22 PM

Trump and Dems destroy GOP effort to escape national emergency bind

Source: Politico





The president told Senate Republicans he would not agree to curtail his powers in order to stem defections on the disapproval vote.



Updated 03/13/2019 04:19 PM EDT

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The president delivered the news in a phone call to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) during a Republican lunch on Wednesday, according to three people familiar with the call. Trump told the Utah senator that he would not be able to endorse Lee's effort to change the National Emergencies Act to require congressional approval of emergency declarations derailing a push by Republicans to find some way out of a confrontation with the president.

Lee later said he was going to vote for the disapproval resolution. And Trump said on Wednesday if senators vote against him it will be a "very bad thing."

"I told Republican senators, vote any way you want. Vote how you feel good. But I think it's bad for a Republican senator. I also think it's bad for a Democrat senator to vote against border security and to vote against the wall. I think if they vote that way, it's a very bad thing for them, long into the future," he told reporters on Wednesday.

The move sparked the second blow of the day for Senate Republicans searching for peace with the White House. Earlier Wednesday, Democratic leaders moved to box in Republicans by publicly declaring that the GOP effort to curtail the presidential use of future emergencies would not fly with them.
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Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/03/13/democrats-national-emergency-vote-1219997



Trump is NOT a winner today MEGA folks!!









Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer implored the Senate GOP on Wednesday morning to vote with Senate Democrats to disapprove of the president's national emergency declaration. | AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

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riversedge Mar 13 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 13 #1
RockRaven Mar 13 #2
DallasNE Mar 13 #3
COLGATE4 Mar 14 #8
rickyhall Mar 13 #4
olddad65 Mar 13 #5
rickyhall Mar 13 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Mar 13 #7

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:25 PM

1. That crunch was tRump throwing Pence under the bus. Pence had proposed it to R Senators. . . . nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:35 PM

2. Pence was moronic to try to sell this plan to GOP Senators in the first place -- Pelosi would never

go along with it, AND THEY KNOW THAT, meaning the thing Pence was offering in trade was... NOTHING.

Or worse than nothing, really, it was the opportunity to appear to have been conned by the most oafish and obvious con-man in history.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:42 PM

3. That Proposal Could Never Fly And Pence Should Have Known This

An assurance from Trump is worthless. Just ask Susan Collins. Indeed, Pence should not have broached Republican Senators with his ploy without first having Trump's approval in his hip pocket. Another example of how Republicans don't know how to lead. Any wonder things are such a mess.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 12:51 AM

8. The sad fact is that Pence just isn't very bright

(among his many other flaws).

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 09:52 PM

4. The emergency only exists in Trump's tiny mind

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:26 PM

5. Trump IS the emergency

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Response to olddad65 (Reply #5)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:34 PM

6. True

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 11:17 PM

7. I think Repukes are looking at how much good Fat Donnie did for them in 2018

and have decided that his threats of retribution are those of a toothless paper tiger.

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