House Democrats passed a bill Tuesday night designed to prevent President Trump from declaring a national emergency as the basis to fund wall construction on the southern border.
The legislation passed the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives by a vote of 245-182, short of a veto-proof majority. The lack of a two-thirds majority means the bill can be vetoed by President Trump, who has threatened to do just that to ensure the means to declare a national emergency remain available.
Thirteen Republicans joined with Democrats in seeking to restrict the declaration of a national emergency. They included:
Justin Amash, Michigan
Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania
Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin
Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
Will Hurd, Texas
Dusty Johnson, South Dakota
Thomas Massie, Kentucky
Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington
Francis Rooney, Florida
Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin
Elise Stefanik, New York
Fred Upton, Michigan
Greg Walden, Oregon
Some of the Republicans taking the side of the Democrats on border security are known for opposition to immigration enforcement and connections to big business interests that favor a free flow of low-paid cheap migrant labor. Others have an objection to the procedural basis of a border wall national emergency, seeing the power to appropriate funds on the matter as being exclusive to Congress, despite precedent for emergency declarations being used to take federal actions similar to wall construction.
Despite seeming to endorse a national emergency wall declaration when passing a government funding package that precluded funding for the project, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be getting cold feet about the possibility of the declaration. However, President Donald Trump has yet to rule out the utilization of emergency presidential powers to finally fund the wall that American people were promised as a result of his election to the office of the Presidency.
Deranged Democrat Demands Prosecution of 40,000 Trump Supporters Who Were OUTSIDE Capitol
Guilt by association.
Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee implied that every protestor who was outside of the Capitol on January 6th should face criminal prosecution in a Tuesday tweet threat, utilizing a “guilt-by-association” theory more commonly associated with the criminal justice system of third world countries.
Jackson Lee falsely claimed that the 40,000 protestors who arrived in the area of the Capitol in January all intended to overturn the election by killing the Speaker of the House, Mike Pence, and Members of Congress. In reality, there’s little to no reason that anyone outside of small handful of easily manipulated cosplayers intended to become seriously violent.
2/4 alleged that 40,000 protesters were in DC with the mindset to overturn a legitimate election and to kill the Speaker, the Vice President, and Members of Congress, in that instance, only 300 persons have now been arrested and are being prosecuted. What kind of justice is that?
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) March 3, 2021
Only a small minority of the protestors present at the January 6th protest engaged in any criminal trespassing and violent conduct. Peaceful protestors present at the event in fact urged those breaking boundaries to stop, likening them to Antifa criminals. Hundreds of individuals present at the event are being prosecuted- in some cases, on dubious grounds. Jackson Lee’s proposal would criminalize peaceful protest in a direct fashion.
Jackson Lee compared the peaceful protestors to Portland’s enduring anarchist criminal movement, ignoring that the January 6th event hasn’t repeated on a nightly basis in a fashion analogous to the anarcho-tyrannical city. While street criminals have been arrested at the Portland protests, Multnomah County’s left-wing prosecutor, Mike Schmidt, has consistently dropped criminal charges against nearly every arrestee involved in left-wing street violence.
1/4 Testimony today on the Hill evidences that in the Portland protests, a thousand people were arrested. People protesting against the violence that was evidenced in the George Floyd murder. People wanting good things to happen. In Washington DC on January 6th, where it is
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) March 3, 2021
Lee also likened left-wing rioters in Portland to “good people wanting good things to happen,” excusing systemic violence because she supports the aims of those who commit it.
Under the fist of anarcho-tyranny, there is no such thing as a neutral standard of “law.” There’s domination- impunity for those who obey those who wield the levers of political power, and severity against those who dare to challenge it though peaceful protest.
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