Thirteen Home Republicans signed up with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Democrats to pass a resolution that would end President Donald J. Trump’s nationwide emergency situation to build a wall along the southern border.
Your home passed a resolution Tuesday to end President Donald Trump’s nationwide emergency situation to develop a wall along the southern border. The bill passed; however, it did not get adequate votes to potentially bypass a governmental veto.
Although Republicans overwhelmingly voted with the president to sustain the national emergency and keep building the wall, thirteen Republicans chose to join Democrats and help the costs pass through your home.
The thirteen Republicans who voted with Democrats to end the nationwide emergency situation consist of:
- Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI)
- Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
- Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI)
- Rep. Jamie Herrera Butler (R-WA)
- Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX)
- Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD)
- Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY)
- Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
- Rep. Francis Rooney (R-FL)
- Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI)
- Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
- Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI)
- Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
A Lot Of these Republican politicians pointed out congressional authority given under the Constitution that just Congress can have the “power of the handbag” to invest money.
Massie tweeted Tuesday:
I support President Trump and I support the wall. In reality I voted to fund the wall for the total asked for by@realDonaldTrumpI likewise called out President Obama when he attempted to utilize his pen and phone to sidestep Congress on migration, war, healthcare, and gun control.
I support President Trump and I support the wall. In reality I voted to fund the wall for the complete amount requested by @realDonaldTrump. I likewise called out President Obama when he attempted to use his pen and phone to sidestep Congress on immigration, war, health care, and weapon control.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 26, 2019
Tonight I elected the resolution of disapproval.
Enhancing our borders is an immediate requirement, but stating a nationwide emergency situation and reprogramming already appropriated funds without the approval of Congress is a violation of the Constitution. ➡ https://t.co/GlxLq7hMbR pic.twitter.com/lXkwoHjMj2
— Fred Upton (@RepFredUpton) February 26, 2019
” Congress can not give the president by statute the authority to assume legislative powers at will, turning the executive branch into a legal branch whenever the president utilizes magic words.” https://t.co/6to4FdVnjK
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) February 26, 2019
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers attempted to relate previous President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) unlawful alien amnesty to President Trump’s national emergency to construct the wall as one reason she voted for the resolution. Nevertheless, one federal district judge ruled in August 2018 that DACA was illegal, whereas many legal representatives have argued that Trump has the authority under the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to reappropriate loan to build the wall.
I’m 100%in favor of President Trump’s wall, and today’s vote had absolutely nothing to do with the need to develop it. For the very same factor I was against President Obama using his ‘pen and phone,’ I voted to disapprove of this unilateral executive action. pic.twitter.com/oGKN1kpPnw
— CathyMcMorrisRodgers (@cathymcmorris) February 26, 2019
Rep. Hurd as soon as charged in January that the border crisis is a “myth,” although in a tweet Tuesday he now states that “we have an issue at the border.”
We have an issue at our border which is why I have supported over $220 B for homeland security including technology, workforce and barriers. But possibly taking cash from Joint Base SA, Laughlin AFB and Fort Bliss will not help. That’s why I voted versus the nationwide emergency situation.
We have a problem at our border which is why I have actually supported over $220 B for homeland security consisting of technology, manpower and barriers. But perhaps taking money from Joint Base SA, Laughlin AFB and Fort Bliss will not assist. That’s why I voted versus the national emergency.
— Rep. Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill) February 26, 2019
President Trump tweeted Monday that without “strong borders,” we do not have a nation.
I hope our excellent Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security. Without strong Borders, we do not have a Country– and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and clever, don’t fall under the Democrats “trap” of Open Borders and Crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019