Saturday, 23 March, 2019

GOP Senators ‘Overthinking’ Vote on Our ‘MAJOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY’

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency Trump appreciates Pelosi's 'statement against impeachment'
Leonard Rios | 14 March, 2019, 07:11

The Trump campaign quickly spoke out on Pelosi's comments and argued that Democrats running for office should be asked if they think the president should be impeached. It also left Republican senators facing a painful choice: defy a president who commands loyalty from conservative voters or acquiesce to what many lawmakers from both parties consider a dubious and risky expansion of presidential authority. All five of these lawmakers have indicated varying levels of concern with the president's emergency declaration.

Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) said Trump "not only committed felonies, but is harmful to the country". "Well, that's appropriate right now".

The White House and GOP senators are working on a compromise that would limit the power of presidents to declare national emergencies on their own.

Paul said earlier this month that there were "at least 10" GOP senators prepared to oppose Trump's emergency.

The proposal would not affect the current emergency declaration at the border but would for future declarations, including those issued by Trump.

"Lee said he talked to the president and the president's now not supportive of what he wants", said one GOP senator. John Cornyn, R-Texas, who advises GOP leaders. "No, I don't think he's fit to be president of the United States".

The week after Cohen's testimony, House Democrats on the Judiciary Committee did exactly what the vast majority of voters said they should do: They issued document requests to more than 80 people and entities in support of their investigation into Trump. "Over the last 80 years, Congress has voluntarily relinquished a whole lot of legislative power, handed it over to the executive branch".

"I think that so many of us here want to see the tax returns", she said. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

White House tries to avert Senate defeat on border emergency

The senator cautioned that Trump's position may still change - "It is only Wednesday, and it is the Trump administration". He announced later that he would be voting for the resolution to terminate the declaration. Stand with the president and stand for border security.

"This is really a vote not on constitutionality, because it's constitutional", Trump said about Thursday's scheduled vote.

Even so, there was little doubt among GOP senators about what would happen in the showdown vote.

Republicans control the Senate 53-47, meaning that four GOP defections would be enough to send the resolution blocking Trump's border emergency to the White House.

Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said, "The Speaker's been very consistent on this point that there's a very high burden to meet before we would be able to move forward successfully on impeachment".

Under a four-decade old law, presidents have wide leeway in declaring a national emergency. The resolution requires a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of Congress to override a veto.

Aside from congressional action, the national emergency declaration is being challenged in the federal court system, which may have the final word in whether it survives.

The "Assuring that Robust, Thorough, and Informed Congressional Leadership is Exercised Over National Emergencies Act" would have ended any president's declarations of national emergency after thirty days unless Congress voted to extend them.

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