Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas applauded President Trump’s decision to use the national emergency option to build the southern border wall.
“Today President Trump used his existing and clear legal authority to declare a national emergency at the Southern Border. Right now, there is a blatant invasion happening at our border. The influx of illegal immigration places the lives of Americans at risk by bringing in deadly drugs, ongoing violence and heinous sex trafficking. Sadly, cartels, drug traffickers and dangerous gangs have taken advantage of our porous borders for their own profit. This must end now,” Gohmert said.
“Thankfully, we have a President who understands that it is vital that we take the appropriate action needed to secure this country with a border barrier. Once again, President Trump is keeping his promises to the American people. It is important to note that since 1976, U.S. Presidents have declared nearly 60 national emergencies. As most Democrats in Congress have said at one time or another in other situations, this executive action is necessary for our own national security as the humanitarian thing to do. The State of Texas should also consider a similar declaration,” Gohmert said.
“It is unfortunate and frankly appalling that some Democrats in Congress have obstructed our Commander-in-Chief from securing this nation’s borders. They have clearly placed their political agenda before the protection of precious American lives. That is absolutely atrocious. America and her citizens deserve to have a homeland that is secure, and all of us in Congress have a duty to provide that security. We can be thankful we have a President who takes that same obligation to heart,” Gohmert said.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on February 15, 2019 to secure America’s southern border with a big magnificent border Wall.
With this declaration, President Trump makes it clear that he defends our national sovereignty and is committed to securing the border from the many gangs and known or suspected terrorists who pour into the country. The declaration gives Trump as Commander in Chief broad powers to secure the entire border region.
Much of the Wall is already built, and much more of it is getting built privately.
President Trump plans to re-allocate billions of dollars from other ventures including in Puerto Rico to build the Wall.
“We fight wars that are six thousand miles away, wars that we should have never been in, in many cases, but we don’t control our own border. So we are going to confront the national security crisis on our southern border,” President Trump stated.
Here is President Trump’s wartime address:
Texas Political Establishment Attempts to Derail Shelley Luther’s Campaign
The special election for Texas’ Senate District 30 is on pace to be one of the most heated races in the Lone Star State.
At a candidate forum on September 18, 2020, Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner who was jailed for opening her business in defiance of Governor Greg Abbott’s shutdown order, confronted outgoing State Senator Pat Fallon.
Fallon vacated his seat and is now backing a successor in State Representative Drew Springer.
“We don’t want somebody who’s going to be at odds with our Republican governor,” Fallon said September 18 at the Grayson County Republican Women’s Club.
I didn’t support some of the things that he has done about opening up. … So, he’s made some mistakes. He’s our Republican governor, the 80/20 rule … because you’re not going to get any bills passed unless the governor signs them.
“Let me make something clear. I am accountable to my fellow citizens in Senate District 30. Not our Governor,” Luther responded on September 19 on Facebook:
This is exactly what is wrong with Austin. Our politicians are more loyal to Abbott than us, even when they disagree with him.
I will work with Governor Abbott when he is fighting to protect the liberty of Texans, and I will oppose him when he pushes unilateral dictates that shut down our local businesses.
Fallon and Luther had a tense exchange, which was caught on video.
“You want me to go all in on this race?” Fallon questioned Luther. “I have been 5 percent in on this race. You want me to go all in on it, I’m welcome to.”
“This has become a straight-up fight between Abbott and the ‘Kumbaya’ Professional Political Class vs. the grassroots and people who remember what limited government and principles should look like,” opined conservative activist Mike Openshaw.
“Respectfully, being willing to be jailed for fighting over-reaching government shows principle; that counts for something, Patrick,” Openshaw continued.
Luther has recently received endorsements from conservative Collin County Judge Chris Hill and Young Conservatives of Texas. Springer, on the other hand, received an endorsement from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which asserted that Luther was going down a “far right” path.
A Republican is expected to carry the senate district, which may still require a runoff if the leading candidate does not get enough votes during the first round of the special election.
Election Day will be on September 29.
Luther is viewed as the truly conservative option and many believe she could help break the political status quo in Austin that has kept conservative legislation from ever being passed.
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