Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A really big win for President Donald Trump over the puny-looking Dems in Congress

House Republicans only suffered defections by fourteen of their members in the key vote to support the President of the United States

Here's how Fox News reported on the House failure to override the President's veto of the passed congressional resolution to invalidate President Donald Trump's "Emergency" measure shifting allocated military funds to his Border Security program:

"House Democrats on Tuesday failed to override President Trump’s first veto as part of their battle over border security, representing a victory for the administration that allows the president's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to stand....   The president had vetoed a Democrat-backed measure to cancel that emergency. The House voted 248-181 on Tuesday in favor of overriding – but this fell 38 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed. Only 14 Republicans voted in favor of the veto override....   Trump had declared the border emergency under a law that lets him shift budget funds to address dire situations. His plan is to shift an additional $3.6 billion from military construction projects to work on border barriers. Congress voted this year to limit spending on such barriers to less than $1.4 billion, and Democrats accused Trump of ignoring lawmakers' constitutional control over spending....   The failure to pass[ ] the veto override earned praise from [T]rump, who in a tweet called it a 'BIG WIN today on the border.'...   Trump's emergency declaration drew unanimous opposition from congressional Democrats and opposition from some Republicans, especially in the Senate, where critics objected that he was abusing presidential powers...."  (See "House Dems fail to override Trump veto in fight over border emergency declaration" by Andrew O'Reilly, 3/26/19, Fox News/ U.S./ Border Wall  [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/house-fails-to-override-trumps-veto-of-measure-to-terminate-national-emergency-on-border]).

Other media outlets, like NPR and Politico are trying to say that the President's immediate success is  ephemeral or only temporary, because there is  still a battle to be fought in the Federal Courts.  However,  that is nothing but "sour grapes" by the MSM at this momentous victory by the President over a balky and disorganized Congress, led in the House by the Speaker of the House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

For her part, Pelosi promised another confrontation and vote in six months,  which is allowed in the same law that allowed the President to act the way that he did in an emergency, and also gave the Congress the right to have a vote to block him if he used that authority move budgeted and appropriated funds at six month intervals.

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