Utah Senator Mitt Romney joined five other “Republican” senators in voting against funding President Trump’s border wall.
In a move that surprised exactly no one, Romney voted in favor of a Democrat funding bill that excluded money for a border wall.
The other GOP defectors included:
- Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
- Susan Collins of Maine
- Cory Gardner of Colorado
- Johnny Isakson of Georgia
- Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
Dems Want to Negotiate But Pelosi Won’t Let Them
As it is, neither the Republican nor the Democrat-backed bill passed amid the ongoing partisan stalemate.
The GOP-backed bill failed 50-47, while the Democratic measure failed 52-44, the Daily Caller reported. The funding bills require 60 votes to pass.
By caving in to Democrats’ open-borders agenda, Senator Susan Collins of Maine opted for a short-term bandage over a long-term solution to the border crisis.
“This shutdown, the longest in our history, must come to an end,” Collins said on the Senate floor Thursday (Jan. 24). “It has already caused far too much harm to 800,000 dedicated federal employees and their families.”
Many Democrat lawmakers have expressed a willingness to negotiate in good faith with President Trump to fund the wall. But Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi ― the highest-ranking Democrat in the US ― won’t let them.
In fact, 30 Democrats urged Pelosi to give Trump a vote on wall funding if he re-opens the government.
30 is not an insignificant number. https://t.co/QE028uJzbz
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) January 24, 2019
Dems Supported Border Fence ― Until Trump
As BizPac Review reported, many Democrats (including Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer, Joe Biden, Hillary and Bill Clinton) were in favor of immigration reform and border fencing until as recently as 2015.
Once Trump took office in 2017, the entire Democrat Party did an about-face and slammed the wall as “immoral” and racist.
Yesterday, President Trump blasted Senator Chuck Schumer for being a henpecked puppet controlled by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. After all, Schumer has long opposed illegal immigration and supported a border fence.
— TheNewMovement.org (@TNMORG) January 24, 2019
Trump Has Authority To Declare National Emergency
Meanwhile, President Trump is reportedly considering declaring a national emergency to build the wall.
Contrary to the media narrative, Trump has broad authority — guaranteed under the US Constitution — to safeguard national security. Accordingly, he has the discretion to declare a national emergency under the 1976 National Emergencies Act — which has been used by every president.
Mercedes Schlapp, the White House director of strategic communications, told Fox News that President Trump is definitely weighing the option to declare a national emergency to build the wall (video below).
Hell hath no fury like Mittens scorned.
“Build the wall and crime will fall.”
BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) January 23, 2019
Thanks to open-borders Democrats, hundreds of illegal aliens are pouring across the US border every day and coming to your neighborhood.
Keep in mind that illegal immigration costs US taxpayers $113 billion a year. Moreover, some 5,000 Americans are murdered each year by illegal immigrants.
On Monday #CBP #YumaSector Border Patrol agents apprehended a group of 110+ Central Americans who illegally scaled the wall with the assistance of a smuggler with a ladder #NationalSecurity #SouthwestBorder pic.twitter.com/T19JzI3xeC
— CBP Arizona (@CBPArizona) January 23, 2019
Reminder: Obama’s former border chief says MS-13 gangs laugh at how easy it is to sneak into US. Why? Because there’s no wall to stop them.
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