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House Democrats Pass Bill Seeking to Block Trump’s National Emergency Wall Declaration

The legislation would prevent the declaration of a national emergency related to the insecure southern border if not vetoed.

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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:

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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

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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.

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‘Let Them Be Free!’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges Trump to Pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for Exposing ‘the Crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State’

This is what real conservative leadership is all about.

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Soon-to-be Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is joining a movement urging President Donald Trump to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for opposing deep state corruption.

Greene made the declaration with a Twitter post on Thanksgiving night:

Greene made the comment in reference to a renewed push from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for President Trump to pardon Snowden and Assange.

“Since you’re giving pardons to people, please consider pardoning those who, at great personal sacrifice, exposed the deception and criminality of those in the deep state,” the iconoclastic progressive lawmaker wrote in a tweet.

“Brave whistleblowers exposing lies & illegal actions in our government must be protected,” Gabbard wrote in a Twitter post accompanying a video recording earlier this year. “Join me and urge Congress: Pass my bipartisan legislation (HRes1162, HRes1175, HR8452) calling for charges against @snowden & Assange to be dropped & to reform the Espionage Act.”

Big League Politics has reported extensively on Greene’s bold approach that completely rejects the conventional wisdom of the Washington D.C. swamp on a wide variety of issues, particularly foreign policy:

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tried to get sassy on Twitter in light of the recent drama regarding election regularities taking place across the nation.

Due to this, President Donald Trump has not conceded the election and is waiting for the courts to settle any kind of irregularities at polling locations in key swing states. This obviously has Democrats and their media allies fuming over Trump’s steadfast devotion for the rule of law and election integrity.

One of the most outspoken critics of Trump’s decision to not concede has been AOC. She tweeted on November 10, 2020, “I hope people realize that the same Republicans who are refusing to acknowledge the results of our elections also champion disastrous foreign policy claiming they’re ‘bringing democracy’ to other nations.”

AOC’s comment was met with immediate backlash after incoming Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene offered her two cents on the matter. The new congresswoman for Georgia’s 4th District tweeted “You voted for @JoeBiden who voted for the Iraq War, which cost America trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.”

… Greene was specifically calling out AOC for her hypocritical behavior of voting for a candidate that was one of the most seasoned proponents of foreign adventuring and a big booster of the defense industry. Certain officials from defense contractors such as Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes have stated that a Biden presidency would not entertain any form of defense cuts whatsoever. Biden is the consummate political insider and AOC’s support for him belies her marketing as an outsider.

Greene is showing how the Republican Party should be shifting with Trump at the helm. Greene’s rise represents a populist, anti-establishment GOP that rejects neocon usurpers like former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).

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