Perhaps the biggest impediments to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” agenda have never really been the vengeful Democrats but rather the treacherous backstabbers within his own party.
This afternoon, a cadre of nominal Republican senators rejected Trump’s national emergency declaration to address the porous southern border and the ongoing invasion of illegal immigrants that includes drug dealers, rapists, gang members and an increasing number of people who are bringing communicable diseases with them.
Rather than side with the president and Americans on this grave matter of national security, conniving and corrupt politicians including the sneaky Mitch McConnell are more concerned with keeping the country safe for those who they really serve: mega-corporations, Wall Street gamblers and special interest groups with money to burn.
There is a reason why Republican members of Congress have failed to fight back against the Democrats, the fake news media and the Mueller-led police state and that is because at the end of the day, they all have the same overriding objective which is to torpedo Trump and keep the swamp open for business.
Which is exactly what happened this afternoon when despite the increased GOP margin in the Senate, a rat pack of Never Trump Republicans including all the usual suspects and led by Mitt Romney dealt the POTUS a stinging smackdown when they joined with Democrats on a bill to block the border emergency.
U.S. Senate votes to terminate President Trump’s emergency declaration for border, forcing veto showdown over use of executive power. https://t.co/Ql4XfAeX6s
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 14, 2019
Via The Associated Press, “Senate rejects Trump border emergency as Republicans defect”:
The Republican-run Senate firmly rejected President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southwest border on Thursday, setting up a veto fight and dealing him a conspicuous rebuke as he tested how boldly he could ignore Congress in pursuit of his highest-profile goal.
The Senate voted 59-41 to cancel Trump’s February proclamation of a border emergency, which he invoked to spend $3.6 billion more for border barriers than Congress had approved. Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard loyalty from millions of conservative voters who could punish defecting lawmakers in next year’s elections.
With the Democratic-controlled House’s approval of the same resolution last month, Senate passage sends it to Trump. He has shown no reluctance to casting his first veto to advance his campaign exhortation, “Build the Wall,” which has prompted roars at countless Trump rallies. Approval votes in both the Senate and House fell short of the two-thirds majorities that would be needed for an override to succeed.
“VETO!” Trump tweeted minutes after the vote.
In addition to the embittered sore loser Romney, the final slate of quisling #RATS included two other 2016 presidential candidates who Trump bludgeoned including ‘Lil Marco Rubio as well as the narcissistic attention hog Susan Collins and her Siamese twin Lisa Murkowski.
The GOP Senators who voted to overturn Trump’s national emergency declaration:
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— POLITICO (@politico) March 14, 2019
As expected, Trump was furious over being fragged by his own troops and quickly took to Twitter to promise that the enemies within the ranks can expect a veto.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019
Whether the rebellion can be put down or will continue to spread to the point where there are enough establishment senators to really stick it to Trump – as well as the American people – remains to be seen.