Tuesday, February 26, 2019

House to vote today on resolution to block Trump's bogus national emergency

READ: Resolution to Block Trump’s National Emergency. US News & World Report asks that you Read the text that sets up a high-stakes battle between the House, Senate and President Donald Trump.

On Tuesday [that would be today], the House will hold a vote weighing in on Donald Trump’s declaration that people attempting to cross our southern border without authorization (a misdemeanor offense) constitutes a “National Emergency” of such dire import that it justifies bypassing the will of Congress, and by extension, the will of the American people.

On Friday, Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro introduced a Resolution of Disapproval of the President’s “emergency” declaration, co-sponsored by 225 Democrats and, as of this writing, exactly one Republican.

AZBlueMeanie at Blog for Arizona has lots more including the text of the resolution and the various groups weighing in in support of Castro’s resolution, The choice is simple and clear: the Constitution, or Donald Trump. Right now it looks like it’s going to be a party-line vote. If so, you know who is making what choice.

Tuesday’s vote in the House on the resolution to reverse President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the Mexico border is A litmus test ‘to preserve, to protect, and to defend the Constitution of the United States’.

But as the headline at Daily Kos says, On Tuesday, Americans can watch Republicans betray the Constitution—and the country—in real time:

The significance of Tuesday’s vote and what it will show about the Republican Party cannot be overstated. As required to assume their office, each and every elected representative in both sides of Congress took a formal oath to defend the Constitution. They stood before their families, friends, constituents and cameras, placed their hand on a Bible or whatever “holy book” they claimed to respect, smiled broadly, and declared their absolute fealty to that founding document.

Tuesday will show us, very simply, which Republicans actually believe in that oath and which ones do not.

To the House Republicans, AZBlueMeanie says this:

The choice is simple and clear: your oath “to preserve, to protect and to defend the Constitution of the United States, or your sycophant devotion to the personality cult of Donald Trump. History will judge you harshly should you vote for an autocrat.

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