Why is it that President Trump not only has to fight Democrats to get his America first agenda across, but he has to go through stubborn Republicans, too?
Did Barack Obama have this problem with members of his party?
According to GOP Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), a “handful” of Republican Senators will move to stop Trump’s national emergency at the border.
From The Hill:
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) predicted on Friday that a “handful” of Republicans will back a resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
“A handful. … [But] there will be enough [left] to sustain a veto,” Graham told Fox News, asked how many Republicans would vote with Democrats in the Senate.
Graham didn’t offer a specific number for how many of his Republican colleagues he thinks will back the resolution.
During a recent Instagram Live feed, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) went off on everything from President Trump and the border wall to white supremacy and the failed Amazon headquarters deal.
“I think everybody should have the insurance I have and that’s just the way it should be.”
“I think [the wall is] a moral abomination. I think it’s like the Berlin wall. 70 percent of the American people think this is the dumbest idea ever.”
“It’s not my problem the majority of the American people think it’s a scam, a sham, a monument to white supremacy. It’s not my fault.”
“For those of you who don’t know about the actual deal, you should know that New York City was getting totally screwed with this Amazon deal. We were, like, on paper giving helipads. We were, like, renaming creeks. We were providing, like, hard tangible tax breaks for very little on the paper in return. The process was designed to skip every community process.”
“I’m not going to just knock on the door of your house and say this is mine now,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
“If I just walk up to you on the street and say, ‘hey, if you give me twenty bucks, I promise I’m gonna come back – I’m gonna leave but I gonna promise I’m gonna come back and give you a really nice coat. But I need to leave, I need to take your twenty bucks first, it’s not going to happen at once.’ You’d be like, ‘you’re crazy, no, get out of my face.’”
Democrats have already announced they’ll be launching an investigation into the legitimacy of the emergency.
However, some people seem to be forgetting what previous presidents have done. For example, there are 31 national emergencies still ongoing – dating back to 1979.
President Carter declared two, President Clinton declared 17, and President W. Bush declared 12.
How about President Obama? His number stands at 13.
Where’s the fuss by the MSM?
From Conservative Tribune:
Then we get to former President Barack Obama, who declared 13 national emergencies, 11 of which continue to this day. Thus far, President Trump has declared three active and ongoing national emergencies.
Of Obama’s 11 continuing national emergencies, nine of them were focused exclusively on foreign nations, while only one seemed focused on protecting America — a declaration aimed at punishing individuals “engaging in significant malicious cyber-enabled activities.”
All of the rest of Obama’s national emergencies were focused on blocking property or prohibiting transactions/travel for individuals engaged in various activities in — by order of the date of enactment — Somalia, Libya, transnational criminal organizations, Yemen, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, Venezuela and Burundi.
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