On Wednesday, a federal appeals court ruled that President Donald Trump can now use military funds for the construction of a wall along the southern border.
In a 2-1 decision, the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling that blocked the spending.
The judges who ruled in favor of the decision were Trump and Reagan appointees and the judge who opposed it was an Obama appointee, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Although the case can still be appealed, this ruling was a solid win for President Trump.
The case can still be appealed further, but the ruling was a win for Trump’s America First agenda. Trump vigorously campaigned on the promise of building a border wall.
Trump praised the ruling in a tweet Thursday morning, emphasizing that a border wall is “desperately” needed.
Breaking News: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just reversed a lower court decision & gave us the go ahead to build one of the largest sections of the desperately needed Southern Border Wall, Four Billion Dollars. Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2020
Trump tweeted, “Breaking News: The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals just reversed a lower court decision & gave us the go ahead to build one of the largest sections of the desperately needed Southern Border Wall, Four Billion Dollars. Entire Wall is under construction or getting ready to start!”
This ruling overturns a Texas judge’s action in December that stopped the use of military funds for the border wall, declaring that the $3.6 billion in military funds could not be used for the construction project.
Back in early 2019, Trump stood firm by refusing to sign a spending bill that did not include border wall funding. In doing so, Trump shut down the federal government for 35 days.
This is welcome news for America First and should be properly followed up with reforms on chain migration and birthright citizenship.
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Trouble in Paradise: Establishment Democrats Working to Eliminate AOC’s House Seat
According to an article from Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett, Democrat leadership is making an effort eliminate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s house seat.
Elected in 2018, in New York’s 14th congressional district, AOC has become the face of a new generation of Democrat radicals.
Jarret noted however that AOC’s extreme politics is creating a “divide amongst her own party, even with the head honcho herself, Nancy Pelosi.”
From radical open borders policies to Medicare for All, AOC is pushing the legislative envelope. She has also set up a PAC “Courage to Change” that is currently funding seven House candidates. On Twitter, AOC declared, “it’s time to elect a progressive majority in Congress accountable to strong, grassroots movements that push support for issues like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, racial justice, & more.”
However, The NY Post noted that Democrat leadership are making efforts to derail her hype train. In the article, the Post noted that AOC “may not last in Congress.” The freshman congresswoman is “Already in hot water for refusing to pay dues to her caucus’ fundraising arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she’s now devoting her resources instead to defeating Democrats.”
The Post concluded, “Don’t be surprised when the established Democrats who’ll control redistricting after the 2020 Census does their best to eliminate her seat.”
This recent struggle shows how the culturally radical wing of the Democrat Party is starting to butt heads with the establishment gatekeepers.
This is indicative of a cultural and political realignment where old school Democrats are likely to be eaten alive their radical offspring thanks to demographic shift.
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