Thirteen Republican members of the House voted with Democrats to prevent President Trump from using emergency funds to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Make sure you check to see if your rep is one of those who turned traitor. If they are, make sure they get primaried and lose. I am sick of these infiltrators, who claim to be conservative while giving aid and comfort to the Democrats.
They are as follows:
The thirteen Republicans who voted with Democrats to end the national emergency include:
- 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)
Many of these make the false claim that the money can’t be used because congress did not originate the spending. But, in reality they did. The congress passed a law in 1976 that allowed a president to declare a state of emergency and to take money from different areas as needed. That law does not need secondary approval from congress because they already approved the law.
I support President Trump and I support the wall. In fact I voted to fund the wall for the full amount requested by @realDonaldTrump. I also called out President Obama when he tried to use his pen and phone to sidestep Congress on immigration, war, healthcare, and gun control.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) February 26, 2019
Tonight I voted for the resolution of disapproval.
Strengthening our borders is an urgent necessity, but declaring a national emergency 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 cannot grant the president by statute the authority to assume legislative powers at will, turning the executive branch into a legislative branch whenever the president uses magic words.” https://t.co/6to4FdVnjK
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) February 26, 2019
I’m 100% in favor of President Trump’s wall, and today’s vote had nothing to do with the need to build it. For the same reason 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
We have a problem at our border which is why I have supported over $220B for homeland security including technology, manpower and barriers. But possibly taking money from Joint Base SA, Laughlin AFB and Fort Bliss will not help. That’s why I voted against the national emergency.
— Rep. Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill) February 26, 2019
I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security. Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats “trap” of Open Borders and Crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019