President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the US southern border will not be impeded by the obstructionist Congress, as Democrats were not able to get the necessary number of Republicans to flip in order to override Trump’s veto.
The Democrats in the House were able to garner a substantial majority in votes for their measure, 248-181, but ultimately fell short on Tuesday of the two-thirds needed to override Trump’s veto of a Democrat-pushed resolution to nullify Trump’s emergency measures declaration.
Trump released a tweet this afternoon thanking House Republicans for standing strong behind him:
Thank you to the House Republicans for sticking together and the BIG WIN today on the Border. Today’s vote simply reaffirms Congressional Democrats are the party of Open Borders, Drugs and Crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 26, 2019
Trump’s unity message omits the fact that not every House Republican stood with him. There were 14 Republicans – Justin Amash of Michigan, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington, Will Hurd of Texas, Dusty Johnson of South Dakota, John Katko of New York, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington, Tom Rooney of Florida, Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, Elise Stefanik of New York, Fred Upton of Michigan, and Greg Walden of Oregon – who voted with the Democrats to stop emergency measures.
Rep. Amash, the Palestinian-American Congressman who protected Robert Mueller’s hoax investigation of Trump and even talked favorably of impeaching the President, opposed the emergency declaration because he apparently believes it’s unconstitutional to protect the border.
“If your faithfulness to the Constitution depends on which party controls the White House, then you are not faithful to it,” Amash said.
Amash’s partner-in-crime in Michigan, Rep. Upton, also voted with the Democrats today. Like his turncoat buddy, he hid behind the Constitution to do so.
“I have been a strong supporter of funding for border security and the wall … But like I have said, the Constitution is clear that spending originates in the Congress,” said Upton, who was a ‘Never Trumper’ that joined Amash in calling for Trump to quit weeks before the 2016 election, said in a statement. “That’s why I voted to override the President’s veto. Using a national emergency and taking money without Congress’ sign-off is an end-around and sets an unfortunate precedent.”
“This was not the process envisioned as written in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers,” he added.
Although the backstabbers failed at stopping Trump’s border security declaration, it still has many hurdles to go through in the biased, left-wing courts before it can ultimately be put into action. Democrats in Congress have boasted that they will continue their obstruction efforts as soon as they are allowed to do so under the law.
“In six months, the Congress will have another opportunity to put a stop to this President’s wrongdoing,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said in a joint statement.
Pelosi and Castro will have a hard time finding more RINOs in order to obtain success in opposing border security, as the majority of the Republican Party stands firmly behind their President.
“Keeping our nation secure should be the president’s very highest priority. With President Trump, there is no question he has and will continue to carry out this priority,” Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) said while debating on the floor before today’s vote. “He has very clearly laid out the case for a declaration for a national emergency. There is a crisis at the border.”
This victory is a small step forward, but Trump still has a long way to go before he can stem the crisis at the border and enact his ‘America First’ agenda.
RINO Maria Salazar Challenges Former Trump Advisor Steven Miller on America First Immigration Policy
This freshman is a dangerous RINO.
Rep. Maria Salazar (R-FL) has barely been in the federal swamp for a month, and she is already working to undermine former president Donald Trump’s “America First” immigration agenda.
Salazar, who was a journalist with the fake news media before running for Congress, took aim at former Trump advisor Stephen Miller, who was credited as the force behind President Trump’s strongest immigration policies. She slammed Miller on a call with her House colleagues to ingratiate herself with the globalists and secure those fat Chamber of Koch checks.
Politico broke the news about the heated exchange between Salazar and Miller, which apparently continued in private as well:
Sources say Salazar pushed for immigration policies that would broaden GOP tent (they are a big tent party) while challenging Miller on how Rs can attract Hispanic and Latino voters given the ultra-conservative policies he is advocating.
— Olivia Beavers (@Olivia_Beavers) February 24, 2021
Salazar is repeating her corporate-sponsored talking points, but President Trump proved her conventional wisdom wrong in 2020. Trump brought in Hispanics to the Republican Party unlike any political figure before him by standing for the rule of law against marauding Black Lives Matter terrorists and other left-wing thugs at war with civilization.
Big League Politics has reported on Hispanics supporting Trump because they understand the crime and degeneracy that illegal immigration brings to America:
The media constantly fear-mongered about president Donald Trump’s immigration policies ever since he declared his run for office and continued to do so well into his presidency.
The conventional wisdom was that these measures would repel Hispanics across the nation and turn them into a monolithic vote for the Democrat Party.
That did not turn out to be the case in 2020. Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner wrote that Trump’s immigration hawk policies “won broad bipartisan and Hispanic support in the election and even turned several border towns red for the first time in years.”
Per two reviews, a majority of Hispanics and Democrats were in favor of the Trump administration’s efforts to limit immigration during the Wuhan virus pandemic. Similarly, voters in southern border counties reacted negatively to the radical Left’s attacks levied against U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
The Federation for American Immigration Reform conducted a voter exit survey, where it found that 78 percent of those surveyed believe immigration was an “important” issue for them and played a huge role in who they ended up pulling the lever for. 80 percent supported Trump’s border closure to prevent the Wuhan virus from spreading.
Similarly, Zogby Analytics released a survey showing that 60 percent of Hispanics and 54 percent of Democrats support Trump’s immigration reductions to protect American jobs. Zogby also found similar views among those surveyed about the cuts being good to “maintain our nation’s population.”
FAIR President Dan Stein believes that the election results serve as a warning to Joe Biden and his desire to open up the borders and pass an amnesty bill for the millions of illegal aliens residing in the U.S.
“The election results clearly do not indicate that President-elect Biden has a mandate to institute radical immigration policies being promoted by his party’s far-left wing that include erasing borders and flooding the country with millions of new legal and illegal immigrants,” Stein declared. The FAIR president cited a 76 percent supermajority of those surveyed who are in favor of immigration restriction.
By standing against immigration patriotism and the MAGA agenda, Salazar has exposed herself as a RINO. She will be promoted by the GOP establishment along other frauds like Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) as they attempt to nullify President Trump’s legacy.
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