Pelosi Can Force a Senate Vote on Trump's National “Emergency” and She Should.

So, this was an interesting segment on the RMS last night. In it Rachel shows that a handful of GOP Senators are on record (Rubio, Cornyn, Ron Johnson, Susan Collins) are on record opposing Trump’s impulse (plan is too kind a word) to declare a National Emergency in order to build his wall on the southern border:

Earlier this month in The Washington Post Greg Sargent pointed out the same thing….

“Senate Republicans appear to be in a panic about President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency to realize his unquenchable fantasy of a big, beautiful wall on the southern border. Republicans are reportedly worried that such a move could divide them, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has delivered that warning to Trump in private conversations.

Republicans have good reason to be deeply nervous. Here’s why: According to one of the country’s leading experts on national emergencies, it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can trigger a process that could require the GOP-controlled Senate to hold a vote on such a declaration by Trump — which would put Senate Republicans in a horrible political position.

Trump reiterated his threat to declare a national emergency in an interview with CBS News that aired over the weekend. “I don’t take anything off the table,” Trump said, adding in a typically mangled construction that he still retains the “alternative” of “national emergency.”

But Pelosi has recourse against such a declaration — and if she exercises it, Senate Republicans may have to vote on where they stand on it.”

Of course it is possible, probably likely, that The Senate, fearing the GOP base, will not pass such a measure.

But Pelosi needs to force the vote.

Because, once drumpf gets a taste for his newly acquired national emergency superpowers there is no telling what bat guano crazy measures he will grab by the…well, you know… to shut down democracy and oversight of his many crimes.

That is a sure as the sun rising tomorrow.



When it happens we need to have the dictatorship approving, drumpf enabling GOP votes on the record.

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