(Tea Party PAC) – On Thursday, 12 GOP Senators voted to block the President’s National Emergency declaration at the border.
Meanwhile, the undeniable crisis at the border continues to rage.
It is well within the President’s constitutional rights to declare the national emergency, and if there ever was a reason to do so, it’s our porous border and overwhelmed border enforcement agencies.
But these 12 GOP Senators don’t seem to think so:
Lamar Alexander (TN)
Susan Collins (ME)
Mike Lee (UT)
Lisa Murkowski (AK)
Roy Blunt (MO)
Rand Paul (KY)
Pat Toomey (PA)
Rob Portman (OH)
Jerry Moran (KS)
Marco Rubio (FL)
Roger Wicker (MS)
Mitt Romney (UT)
They all voted in favor of the measure blocking the national emergency Thursday.
Also on Thursday, video was posted showing hundreds of illegal aliens STORMING across the border, with no agent there to apprehend them.
How is this not an emergency?
The video was posted by Mexican Andy on YouTube:
This is nothing new. We’ve already seen ample footage of what is happening at our border, and the Senators who take it seriously have actually made the effort to travel to the border themselves and know how vital it is to have reinforced barrier walls and more funding for the border patrol agencies.
If Congress didn’t want the President to have the power to declare national emergencies, they shouldn’t have voted for it in 1979! They sure didn’t mind when Obama did it, or any of the five previous presidents either.
Time to enforce our border!