Republicans in the Senate actually prayed the day the President was supposed to sign that absolutely awful spending-border bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised to support the President with a National Emergency Declaration if he signed the bill.
Well, that’s changed. Now McConnell isn’t sure it’s legal. It’s clearly legal since the Congress ceded that power in the 1970s for then-President Jimmy Carter. If they want to change it in the future, they should, but for now, it’s perfectly legal.
This is a very bad sign for the vote in the Senate to stop the declaration. If Republicans side with the Socialists against the President, what hope does this country have?
WATCH: Mitch McConnell goes from saying he will “support” Trump’s National Emergency to “I haven’t reached a total conclusion” about whether it’s legal: pic.twitter.com/JnkUgDyFzY
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) February 26, 2019
There are at least seven Republicans who are unhappy about the declaration and his comments could sway others.
Vice President Mike Pence rushed to the Senate on Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to convince GOP senators to oppose a resolution approved by the House that would block President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a wall on the Mexican border, the Hill reported.
Pence lunched with Senate Republicans hours before the House vote, but what he said afterward was not encouraging.
“I haven’t reached a total conclusion,” McConnell told reporters when asked for his personal opinion on the legality of Trump’s move.
It is not McConnell’s job to determine legality. A court can decide that. He should be sticking up for his President.
These Republicans would rather have Socialists take over than support Donald Trump. They let this national emergency power stay in place under Carter, the Bush’s, Obama, but now that it’s Donald Trump trying to protect our borders, they suddenly noticed they gave their power away.
McConnell deserves the old Harry Reid treatment, and I do hope he gets it . What a disgusting, treasonous vermin he is!
The Dem/Rep swamp re-emerges in reptilian form seeing a last chance to undermine Trump. No surprise. McConnel has made $23 million from undisclosed sources. You get what you pay for. They may be waiting for the exact moment they can finally attack. Trouble is Trump has an uncanny way of winning against odds. Should be fun to watch. Keep in mind. When Trump goes the US will go Globalist-Socialist at the next election. Probably inevitable so no use getting excited. We are doomed long term but can fight Alamo-like to the bitter end!
There is no longer a functioning twp party system, it has morphed into one party, the party of Corruption.
This man needs to get a set of balls. This is one reason real conservatives are tired of the GOP. They get in power and then sit on their hands. I get tired of dealing with these gutless pricks.
McConnell can no longer complain about Anything Schumer says or does. The both are two peas in a pod.
The party is now left of center. It actually abandons it’s core principles (i.e. border security, national security, budget restraint, …) to hurt Trump.