Congress Rejects President Trump's Border Wall

20 Mar 19
Stackumbrella

On Monday, the Pentagon as per the local time announced a list of military projects that would “hinder” if US President Donald Trump takes money from national security budget for the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member Senator, Jack Reed said, “We know President Trump wants to take money from our […]

19 Mar 19
inkPoint Media

Washington: The Pentagon”>Pentagon on Monday (local time) announced a list of military projects that would “derail” if US President Donald Trump takes money from national security budget for the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. “We know President Trump wants to take money from our national security accounts to pay for his wall, and now […]

19 Mar 19
The Siasat Daily

Washington: The Pentagon”>Pentagon on Monday (local time) announced a list of military projects that would “derail” if US President Donald Trump takes money from national security budget for the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. “We know President Trump wants to take money from our national security accounts to pay for his wall, and now […]

19 Mar 19
World Site News

ANI | Updated: Mar 19, 2019 11:31 IST Washington [US], Mar 19 (ANI): The Pentagon”>Pentagon on Monday (local time) announced a list of military projects that would “derail” if US President Donald Trump takes money from national security budget for the proposed wall along the US-Mexico border.“We know President Trump wants to take money from…

18 Mar 19
East Bay Times
By Felicia Sonmez | Washington Post A county Republican Party in Missouri has disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., from its annual dinner to protest his vote in favor of a resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The Kansas City Star reported Monday that the Christian County Republican Central Committee rescinded its invitation to Blunt to attend next month’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner in Ozark, Missouri. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=morning-report” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] The county party’s website lists Missouri State House Speaker Elijah Haahr, R, as a special guest for the event. Blunt was one of 12 Republicans in the Senate to defy Trump and vote in favor of a resolution overturning his declaration of a national emergency at the border. In an email to Blunt’s office quoted by the Kansas City Star, Christian County Republican Central Committee member Wanda Martens wrote that she was “so disappointed in [Blunt] now that I can hardly speak.” “Why could you not support my president in the emergency declaration?” Martens wrote to Blunt, according to the report. “President Trump tried every available means to work the Senate to resolve the border issue and build the much needed wall. He is well within his presidential powers to do this.” Neither Blunt’s office nor Martens immediately responded to requests for comment. The vote on the disapproval resolution marked congressional Republicans’ first significant defection from Trump in more than two years. Some conservatives have responded by criticizing lawmakers who voted “yes” as having betrayed Trump on one of his signature campaign promises. The “yes” vote by Blunt in particular caught many by surprise. The No. 4 Senate Republican was the only member of the chamber’s GOP leadership to back the resolution. Blunt has explained his vote by arguing that he was acting to protect the institution of Congress from future presidents, rather than voting with or against Trump on border security. The Christian County GOP has made local headlines in the past. Last year, it voted to reject a Republican county commissioner who some members had accused of being insufficiently conservative. The official responded by claiming some members of the county party had embraced conspiracy theories and other “crazy stuff,” according to the Springfield News-Leader. The party denied those claims. The Washington Post’s Colby Itkowitz contributed to this report.
18 Mar 19
The Mercury News
By Felicia Sonmez | Washington Post A county Republican Party in Missouri has disinvited Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., from its annual dinner to protest his vote in favor of a resolution disapproving of President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. The Kansas City Star reported Monday that the Christian County Republican Central Committee rescinded its invitation to Blunt to attend next month’s Lincoln/Trump Day Dinner in Ozark, Missouri. [dfm_iframe src=”https://apps.mercurynews.com/newsletters-signup/?campaign=morning-report” width=”100%” height=”220px” allowfullscreen=”yes” scrolling=”yes” /] The county party’s website lists Missouri State House Speaker Elijah Haahr, R, as a special guest for the event. Blunt was one of 12 Republicans in the Senate to defy Trump and vote in favor of a resolution overturning his declaration of a national emergency at the border. In an email to Blunt’s office quoted by the Kansas City Star, Christian County Republican Central Committee member Wanda Martens wrote that she was “so disappointed in [Blunt] now that I can hardly speak.” “Why could you not support my president in the emergency declaration?” Martens wrote to Blunt, according to the report. “President Trump tried every available means to work the Senate to resolve the border issue and build the much needed wall. He is well within his presidential powers to do this.” Neither Blunt’s office nor Martens immediately responded to requests for comment. The vote on the disapproval resolution marked congressional Republicans’ first significant defection from Trump in more than two years. Some conservatives have responded by criticizing lawmakers who voted “yes” as having betrayed Trump on one of his signature campaign promises. The “yes” vote by Blunt in particular caught many by surprise. The No. 4 Senate Republican was the only member of the chamber’s GOP leadership to back the resolution. Blunt has explained his vote by arguing that he was acting to protect the institution of Congress from future presidents, rather than voting with or against Trump on border security. The Christian County GOP has made local headlines in the past. Last year, it voted to reject a Republican county commissioner who some members had accused of being insufficiently conservative. The official responded by claiming some members of the county party had embraced conspiracy theories and other “crazy stuff,” according to the Springfield News-Leader. The party denied those claims. The Washington Post’s Colby Itkowitz contributed to this report.
18 Mar 19
Freedom of Expression Blog

President Trump issued his first veto this past Friday, rejecting Congress’s efforts to cancel Trump’s declaration of the national emergency to pay for the wall. Trump claims that the congressional resolution puts Americans in “grave danger” (Sink, Bloomberg). Justin Sink and Boomberg stated, “the measure—which cleared the Senate with support from a dozen Republicans—dealt a political […]

18 Mar 19
Andre Eger

Americans support an override of President Trump’s veto of the resolution that aimed to terminate his national emergency declaration to build a wall on the US-Mexico border by a two to one margin, according to a new poll. Opposition and support for a veto override are starkly divided along political affiliations. As it stands, Congress […]

18 Mar 19
Immigration Law

On Friday March 15, President Trump issued his first veto after Congress voted 59 to 41 to reject his declaration of national emergency in order to get funding for the border wall. Twelve Republicans joined Senate Democrats in that vote against Trump. Trump said Congress “voted against reality” and was acting “reckless.” The veto sends […]

18 Mar 19
New Delhi Times

A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump “is not a white supremacist” and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are “absurd.” Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a “disturbed individual” and “evil person” and said it was unfair to […]

18 Mar 19
Capitol Hill Blue

A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump “is not a white supremacist” and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are “absurd.” Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a “disturbed individual” and “evil person” and said it was unfair to […]

18 Mar 19
World Site News

ANI | Updated: Mar 18, 2019 07:24 IST Washington DC [USA], Mar 18 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that Republican senators who backed his emergency declaration to build a border are being “uniformly praised” in their home states.”Those Republican Senators who voted in favor of Strong Border Security (and the Wall) are…

17 Mar 19
Yeshiva World News

A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump “is not a white supremacist” and attempts to tie him to the alleged New Zealand mosque shooter are “absurd.” Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, described the New Zealand shooter as a “disturbed individual” and “evil person” and said it was unfair to […]