On Tuesday House Democrats passed legislation to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to divert funds to build the wall at our southern border. The House vote marks the first time the House or Senate has tried to terminate a Presidential declaration of national emergency using the National Emergencies Act of 1976. The vote was 245 to 182 with all Democrats voting to support the resolution and 13 Republicans joining them. The measure should reach the Senate for a vote by mid-March. The President has promised a veto.
A two-thirds majority in the House and Senate is require to override the President’s promised veto. It is unlikely that there would be enough support to overturn a veto. Trump has said he’d go around Congress to get the wall built.
“When you see the vote today there will be nowhere near the votes to override a veto,” House GOP Whip Steve Scalise told reporters.
“I went down there neutral on this question, didn’t know whether or not I’d support a national emergency” said Representative Adam Kinzinger who recently returned from a National Guard deployment along the border in Arizona. “And I came back more convinced than probably anybody that this is the right thing to do”.
Sen. Lindsey Graham accused Democrats of changing their minds about the southern border saying “In 2014, President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis at our southern border because 120,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended. As of today we have already apprehended 120,000 in Fiscal Year 2019. The problems of 2014 are only getting worse”.
Democrats in Washington have been putting their opposition to Trump before the safety and security of the American people since the President announced he was running. In 2009 Chuck Schuymer spoke about illegal immigration and a barrier on our southern border. He apparently agreed with President Trump until partisan politics came before the American people. Many on the radical left who we hear speak today voted for the 2006 Secure Fence Act and it’s 2007 amendment. Suddenly when then Presidential candidate Trump made border security a campaign issue these same Democrats became opposed to a barrier at our southern border and began to welcome illegal immigrants with open arms.
The Democrats are proposing no viable solutions. Pelosi did propose electronic dogs at border crossings. That should solve our border crisis Madam Speaker. Excellent work. Our Senators from New Jersey Cory Booker and Robert Menendez have yet to propose a single solution. If the Democrats had a solution there would be a point of negotiation but they do not. The President has been willing to compromise but the Democrats have presented no proposals. In January when Trump addressed the nation to present his plan for border security Nancy Pelosi mistakenly sent out a scheduled Tweet calling the President’s plan a “non-starter” before his address even began. Do you notice the words that Democrats are not using? Words like “Compromise” or “Negotiate”. Just their continued opposition of the President at the cost of the American people.
Despite the desire of Liberals we cannot open our borders and we cannot allow immigrants to come to America without being fully vetted. In Europe with it’s open borders the years 2014 to 2016 saw more than 20 fatal terrorist attacks, more than all previous years combined and the highest rate of attack plots per year. In 2017 a total of 62 people were killed in ten completed terror attacks in Europe and an additional 33 plots were thwarted.
President Trump has said that illegal immigration costs the United States $250 billion per year. The Pew Research Center found that of the 11.3 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. in 2016 an estimated 5.6 million were from Mexico. In a 5 day ICE operation in New Jersey ICE officers arrested 105 illegal immigrants. Of those about 80% of them had prior criminal convictions and several are wanted by Interpol for crimes in their home countries. ICE continues to work hard to protect America but a barrier at our southern border remains critical to American safety and security.
When are the American people going to get mad? When are uninformed Liberals going to stop falling for the propaganda the Democratic party is feeding them? This is not about border security, immigration or anything other than the radical left opposing President Trump and denying him a win on a key issue from his campaign. The Democrats want to win at all costs. They are using the American people as pawns with no regard for the impact they are having on the very people they were elected to represent. t’s enough. The President has offered a fair solution and made concessions. Congressional Democrats will not even consider the President’s proposals. How much more do Liberals in this country need to see before they realize that Congressional Democrats don’t care about any of us?
Congressional Democrats need to stop pandering to the far left wing of the Democratic party, stop manipulating their base, put the safety and security of the American people first and work with President Trump on a solution that will secure our borders.
I support President Trump going around Congress to build a wall at our southern border. The President is putting the safety and security of America fist.
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