President Trump is prepared to exercise the first veto of his presidency.
With news of Republicans in the Senate lining up to block Trump’s latest move to call a national emergency to secure $7 billion to fund the border wall, Trump is threatening to exercise his veto power.
A Democratic-controlled House and few Republicans who are willing to flip in the Senate are enough for this resolution to pass both chambers of Congress. Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth and Ohio Republican Jim Jordan expect this resolution pass the House and the Senate through simple majority votes.
Trump’s plan aims to redirect $3.6 billion in military construction funding toward the border project. Additionally, Trump is pursuing a separate executive action to repurpose about $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug-interdiction program and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset-forfeiture fund. According to officials, the end goal is to build roughly 234 miles of barriers along the border. This border wall funding is on top of the approximately $1.4 billion directed toward building 55 miles of barrier, which came about as a result of the border security compromise passed last week.
However, the political establishment’s resolution will encounter a major roadblock once Trump vetoes it. Senate Democrats have an uphill battle in getting enough votes to override the veto, thus putting their obstructionist agenda on the backburner.
Regardless of what happens, this resolution is just another case of the DC political establishment trying to obstruct and derail President Trump’s America First agenda at all costs.
From Republicans who held solid majorities from 2016 to 2018 to rabidly anti-border security Democrats, Trump has faced resistance from all angles.
Now with his latest declaration of a state of emergency at the southern border, Democrats along with several establishment Republicans have put on their best Constitutionalist disguise.
It’s amusing how a political class who has treated the Constitution like an afterthought in the past century, is now all of the sudden talking about the Constitution and limited government.
When the very cultural fabric of the United States is at stake, these do-nothing politicians should leave their political posturing for another occasion.
Anyone with political sense will see through the DC Swamp’s obstructionist ruse for what it is—another scheme to preserve the globalist status quo.
Thanks to Spineless, Establishment Republicans, Senate Panel Delays Vote to Subpoena Big Tech CEOs
Republicans Continue to Show Pathetic They are on the Issues that Matter Most
America First nationalist’s hopes of having Big Tech CEOs testify before Congress about allegations of censorship directed towards the Right were temporarily dashed on October 19, 2020.
Politico reported that the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed plans to vote on subpoenas to force the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to go before the Senate and be questioned about their anti-Right wing censorship policies.
Some Republicans ended up having cold feet and decided to postpone the vote much to the disappointment of right wing activists who have complained about Big Tech’s anti-free speech policies.
President Donald Trump and a number of nationalist Republicans have sharply criticized Facebook and Twitter over their censorship of a controversial New York Post report that exposed Hunter Biden, Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, and his corrupt behavior.
Originally, GOP officials in the Judiciary Committee announced plans to hold a markup on October 20 to determine if they would subpoena Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to get his perspective on allegations concerning his company’s policies that muzzle conservative viewpoints. Twitter denies claims regarding Twitter’s censorship policies.
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who is the Chair of the Judiciary Committee, revealed that the planned vote would also call on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify.
The panel stated on October 19 that it would determine whether they would issue subpoenas during a executive session on October 22 where it will also allegedly approve Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. The committee declared in a statement that it will maintain negotiations with the companies “to allow for voluntary testimony” by the CEO. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, the panel will proceed to take a vote on the subpoenas “at a date to be determined.”
The subpoenas would compel the tech big wigs to testify on the reports of “suppression and/or censorship” of New York Post stories and on “any other content moderation policies, practices, or actions that may interfere with or influence elections for federal office,” according to a committee document released on October 19.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who is the chair of the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution said to reporters that he’s expecting the committee to preside over testimonies from the Twitter and Facebook chiefs “shortly” regardless of whether they come to the decision on their own volition.
“One way or another, either voluntarily or pursuant to subpoena, they will testify and they will testify before the election,” Cruz stated.
In a separate hearing for the Senate Commerce Committee, Zuckerberg and Dorsey will join Google CEO Sundar Pichai on October 28 for a hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which generally shields Big Tech companies from a liability.
Cruz, who is a member of both Judiciary and Commerce committees, wants each panel to carry out their own hearings with the tech chiefs before election day. “I believe we need a separate hearing in Judiciary because the issues being discussed in the two committees are different,” Cruz remarked.
Big Tech has become too powerful, especially during a time when social media has become the de facto public square. Republicans will need to get serious about making online speech receive the same treatment as general political speech.
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