Representative Mark Meadows Discusses National Emergency Declaration for Border Security…

House member Mark Meadows appears on Fox News to discuss the ramifications of President Trump using a national emergency declaration to secure the southern border:

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128 Responses to Representative Mark Meadows Discusses National Emergency Declaration for Border Security…

  1. WSB says:

    Mark was on with Jeanine tonight. I am glad he understands what the President did was the correct course.

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    • WSB says:

      PS Bongino also did an excellent job afterwards describing the way that President Trump will navigate the swamp with the allocations.

      Liked by 17 people

      • WSB says:

        BTW, Commanding General Ltg. Todd T. ‘Samonite’, of the US Army Corps of Engineers, has a plan there of the central Texas border with Mexico.

        Lower right. The first friendly stat for which to build the Wall.

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        I was not a Bongino fan originally… But I’m increasingly impressed at what an excellent spokesman he is for true conservative values and policies — and how deep his knowledge is… I now listen to his podcast daily and appreciate his work as much as other higher profile folks… Good to see a young guy grow and contribute like that.

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        • WSB says:

          Dan has had a few hiccups, including with SD.

          I am hoping that SD and Dan have a patch, because Dan Bongino adds to the exposure and is explicitly sharp in his delivery.

          Fabulously helpful.

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          • livefreeordieguy says:

            Yes, WSB… Dan is sharp in his delivery and being crisp matters… I wasn’t aware of the hiccups (so thanks for that) but I’ve heard Dan praise “the guys over at the CTH” and compliment “the guys” on the work they do. So it seems like Dan has high respect for Sundance and I would hope that SD and Dan “have a patch” as you say. Their (our) shared interests far outweigh any separate interests — of this I am sure.

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            • WSB says:

              You nailed it. There was a bit of a scuffle, but from what I can see there is a mend.

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              • Bongino realizes that his gift is in communicating with the audience. He knows he’s not a content creator. He is a team player who knows his role. He has Matt Palumbo on staff to write on specific topics to fill in the gaps for the economics direction he wants to go. Many other radio & TV “talking hairdo’s” never give the researchers, writers and analysts credit because they are worried the writers will compete with them. Bongino cares about protecting his own credibility/brand with his audience, so he sources much of his work.

                I sure do wish SD would get more credit and $ for his great work, because I would have heard about him earlier and he could invest in a comment system that allows us to edit our posts.

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            • Patriot1783 says:

              It was Bongino liberal use of Sundance research & threads taken as his own without giving the courtesy of credit.

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        • live free- TOTALLY agree with you about Dan Bongino- he’s come a long way. Lots of great info and communication.

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    • bertdilbert says:

      If you contract with the city of LA and you worked on the Trump wall, you have to make full disclosure and register on a website. The only similar thing you have to register for is if you made money off slaves.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Linda K. says:

      Yes, he is with Trump. But no one ever really explains how the dems can say they are for border security when they so obviously are not. They could stop it all if they would change immigration law and birthright citizenship?

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    • purpleibby says:

      I agree with Meadows…but it’s even more severe than failing to deliver on just this bill. They’ve had over THIRTY YEARS that they’ve been promising to secure the border. They SCREWED Reagan out it, and he regretted signing that amnesty! Congress has failed to deliver the promised border security for the last 30+ years. BIG MONEY is what controls congress and the people aren’t represented.

      Also I’m SICK and tired of people patting themselves on the back for proposing legislation…BIG DEAL, get it passed then we’ll talk.

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    • Ilcon says:

      Mark IS the problem. All of the so called R congressman blame ‘Congress’ never themselves. Meadows gave us the commie Ryan. I believe he made a deal with Benghazi Boener when he made the motion to vacate the chair. If Meadows is on the side of Trump/America, why did he not use the same to unseat Ryan.

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  2. Monticello says:

    Just build it!

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Chip Doctor says:

    Building the wall, one 55 mile strip at a time. MAGA.

    Liked by 9 people

    • davidb says:

      @ Chip……114 miles authorized on Dec 24/25 2018……..

      Liked by 4 people

    • joshashland says:

      Building/reenforcing the wall is important but please read up on the 1996 Flores Act which is forcing USA to detain minors and encouraging them being brought or sent.
      USA needs immigration reform. All legislature seems to do is investigate not legislate and reform.

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      • sDee says:

        “Reform” is a dog whistle for politicians creating a crisis then taking away even more money and freedom from us with the new “solution”. Reform is how we got here.

        Our current immigration laws were written to bring in “diversity” rater than critical skills. They have been modified by judges and politicians over decades to ensure illegal migration of slave labor and drugs from the southern border and a steady stream of ant–American ideology via legal ports of entry.

        This is deep and absolute corruption in a federal government we elected and sat by doing nothing about for nearly 100 years. They are filling America with our replacements – people who will not challenge or question the ruling class.

        We cannot reform them. They cannot reform themselves. Trump cannot. Only we the people can remove the tyranny. . We must remove them and we need to do it with haste or our children and grandchildren will never again have the chance to live free.

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        • tyshab says:

          Many have tried for decades to use the constitutional means for removing them, however the election process has also been corrupted with unqualified people, dead and alive voting, census counts manipulated to gerrymandered and increase power in corrupt politician’s districts and obscene amounts of money from power brokers. Our children have been indoctrinated by the corrupt education system. Much of the population has been placated and dulled by endless, empty amusements, and nearly all are shackled to government distributions of $ and rights.
          We have pretty much exhausted all means beyond marching on DC and ousting them in person. Unfortunately, this is a very dangerous method likely to lead to many causalities, not the least being the liberty our country was founded to protect.

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  4. grlangworth says:

    Like I said before: A little bit from here and a little bit from there. The more the Dhimms scream the more votes they will lose. Simple. Pelosi Galore is in a lose-lose situation. Put herself there.

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  5. Carson Napier says:

    The Wall of Life.

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  6. Harry4T says:

    Every inch of new wall will demoralize dems in 2020 campaign and just think about the cheers in the rallies when Trump will mention about the wall. The visual of a wall is what is needed.
    I still think Trump should poke at voter fraud and voter list thing a little more. That is the golden treasure politically. Any new deal dems want to make (say infrastructure or DACA), put voter list purge on the agenda. This will freak out the dems.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Gotta start with the containment …I mean if illegals already in USA gonna he hard to leave now as easily with a border wall in place as they may have done in past.
      Stop the bleed with the wall, contain the illegals, determine the voter fraudsters and slowly weed them out by detention, deportation or prison.

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  7. Rep. Meadows makes a great point:

    Congress had the ball to block President Trump from using the statute to redirect already-appropriated funds, and did not do so.

    The SCOTUS ruling can recognize this, in conjunction with POTUS’ U.S. Code authority previously granted by Congress to redirect funds, as grounds to deny filings to stop him.

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    • The Boss says:

      Another equally devastating point by Meadows.
      Obama illegally gave more money to Iran IN CASH with no strings attached than Congress gave with conditions to the US for a wall. Not a peep from today’s critics of the wall and President Trump’s emergency declaration.
      Think about that one folks.
      It’s pretty understandable to just about anyone.

      (Someone posted a chart yesterday showing eight Obama-declared emergencies which benefited other countries, like Yemen. THAT is a great supplement to what Meadows said re Iran).

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  8. Marygrace Powers says:

    Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act — raise the penalties for undocumented immigrants who re-enter the United States after being deported and revoke federal grants from cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement.

    WHEN WILL KATE’S LAW AND NO SANCTUARY FOR CRIMINAL ACTS BE PASSED?

    Kate’s killer, authorities say, was Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican national with seven felony convictions and who had been deported five times but had returned to the United States.

    “Our family realize the complexity of immigration laws. However, we feel strongly that some legislation should be discussed, enacted or changed to take these undocumented felons off our streets for good,” Mr. Steinle said. “We’d be proud to see Kate’s name associated to some of this new legislation. We feel if Kate’s Law saves one daughter, one son, a mother, a father, Kate’s death won’t be in vain.”

    President Trump using a national emergency declaration to secure the southern border
    because the LEFT will NEVER VOTE TO SECURE OUR COUNTRY.

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  9. Harry4T says:

    How many of you think SD needs to be out in the media as there is a shortage of real genius analysts. That would be very helpful for PDJT to pickup talking points too. I think time has come to go beyond a blog.

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  10. I was reading this article earlier about the Clinton Border Wall. Contains quite a bit of information that might be relevant to what our President Trump and Homeland Security are accomplishing now.
    https://www.ciel.org/Publications/BorderWall_8Feb09.pdf

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  11. mike diamond says:

    President Trump is doing the right thing,I’m not kidding,I think the democrates,are taking money from the drug cartels,to keep the borders open!

    Liked by 9 people

    • BetsyRossRocked says:

      We are thinking the same thing mike !

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    • haoleboy says:

      I’m convinced of it too.

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    • ilcon says:

      Mena Arkansas. Clinton’s own personal drug airport.

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    • purpleibby says:

      Mexico’s former President got caught recently that he was taking money from the Cartels. I guarantee you some of these politicians on our side of the border are getting paid off by the cartels too. I think it warrants looking into.

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    • TJ says:

      Narco socialism. You don’t need taxes(other people’s money), if you can feed cheap rice and beans to the peasants with drug and human trafficking profits.

      Barrio18, a trans national gang from the central american triangle, reduced it’s drug trafficking to the more lucrative and less enforced crimes of human trafficking and child exploitation. They’re known as the “children’s army”, because they recruit from elementary schools in the US and Central America.

      Children make the best drug/human traffickers, thieves, and assassins for organized crime syndicates, because nobody suspects them. If they can get away with it, get paid welfare by US taxpayers, and bring more adult criminals…it becomes a profitable protection racket with an added bonus of votes for Democrat Socialists who promise to continue promoting open borders, illegal immigration, and criminal amnesty.

      El Socialismo siempre termina en violencia

      Socialism Leads To Violence

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  12. ganesh says:

    Judge Jeanine –

    Put your tits away. You look like a prostitute.

    I frankly don’t care if you give interviews naked, but lets go one way or the other.

    Ganesh

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  13. wilski says:

    “Kate’s Wall”. Special ceremony (naming wall) at border by PDJT when first section finished.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. dutzie60 says:

    How many immigration laws are on the books now? How many are being enforced? How many are not being enforced? How many regulations hinder the enforcement of laws? Do an audit and start enforcing what’s on the books, eliminating any regulations that PT can. The laws aren’t going to ever get fixed to halt the invasion so PT needs to go another route. Walls won’t be the end all that’s for sure.

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  15. Perot Conservative says:

    Ganesh, the Judge was looking a little sexy!

    Mark Meadows kinda pissed me off. Why try to give advice on how to stop the President?

    And maybe I’m tired, kinda went over my head … if he has Executive Powers, which he does… and the National Emergencies Act has been in effect for over 40 years… how could the Dimms stop him with language in this “spending bill”? Take the monies, and build it.

    **Any idea if the Military will actually be building it, or will we have to go through a cumbersome, slow GSA process?**

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  16. Perot Conservative says:

    Now, time to work on getting $2 – $2.5 Billion from Texas!

    And $14 Billion from El Chapo’s confiscated funds!

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    • snellvillebob says:

      His old cartel and the Mexican government have already split that money very quietly, so I am sure we will never see a penny of any of it. There is however $15 million he gave to the Clinton fund that we could recover under obama’s July 25, 2011, National Emergency declaration blocking property of transnational criminal organizations.

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  17. Gary Lacey says:

    Irregardless of the laws passed by congress, a national emergency Trumps the law, arguments about prevailing law is out the window
    The Democrats only argument can be ……is it an emergency…..and of course Trump is right!

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    • Gary Lacey says:

      Let me be more concise on the subject of emergency, an emergency is the act of working in the best interests of the American people, first and foremost.
      In an honest court Trump could present his case with no problem, Trump needs to present his case in that court first before the Democrats present their case in a corrupt court.

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    • pochas94 says:

      I think any attempt to flood the country with Useful Idiots is an extreme national emergency.

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  18. hippielouie says:

    Statement by the President
    IMMIGRATION
    Issued on: February 15, 2019

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-by-the-president-28/

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  19. covfefe999 says:

    It’s good to hear some of what President Trump did to try to work out this entire process. I saw a disturbing number of comments here from people who had an overly-simplistic view and thought Trump was being taken advantage of. I hope all of these people watch this Meadows video. It’s complicated business, right? Trump works ceaselessly to better the US.

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    • covfefe999 says:

      I went back through a couple of threads and grabbed various comments. Ridiculous knee-jerk reactions. I’ve been here for a while, I recognize a lot of names. Only a few of these came from names I did not recognize. And this is only a small portion of what I have seen just in the past week! I edited and stopped collecting only for brevity…

      Ann is right. the POTUS caved. he has no one to blame but himself. this National emergency is BS to save face. The wall will never be built…

      Don’t you realize for many here they see President Trumps signing of the bill as a broken promise that he personally gave to them?

      how after his campaign could he have had the slightest illusions about their intent to destroy him? Instead he schmoozed and flattered these traitors to no end, and as a result they only saw him as weak.

      After Trump seeing all that the Uniparty has done to him for the past two years, is he really still that naive to think that conceding and re-opening the government for 3 weeks of Immigration discussions was going to result in anything close to what he wanted? Should’ve known it was another trap to be laid. He just got “rolled”

      Democrats ALWAYS win.

      Here we go, tied up in court, bye, bye wall. I cannot believe this after the numbers PDJT got in SUPPORT OF THE WALL!!

      so he signed this shitshow. I better not see ONE tweet about “illegal immigration” when he signs a bill that opens the borders up

      Trump is getting rolled, BIGLY, again.

      Wow so disappointed.First time I’ve felt really let down as a Trump supporter.

      POTUS is being “handled” by McConnell.

      I’ve been with him for 3 years. If he signs this, I’m out.

      WE are “F”‘ed

      Why do Republicans always get played by Democrats?

      This is a cave by the President.

      Trump is a complete liar. He is only signing a national emergency order to get you suckers off his back. It will result in nothing and he knows it. The wall will never be built by this cretin. Trump is a weak-minded fool. CAVE!!!

      I am retired and did the math. I would be just as well off under Clinton as I am today.

      Blah blah blah. I could have grabbed a hundred more just from a couple of threads! Fortunately there were plenty of sane comments too. I love this one:

      I think POTUS should …
      …oh, wait…
      I don’t have daily intelligence reports, million $$ studies, a huge staff, geniuses like Wilbur Ross, etc., etc. informing my thoughts and decisions like POTUS does.
      Therefore, safe to think I’d be an utter moron to allow myself to believe I know better than PDJT what to do on any given topic. And you know what they say opinions….they are like, well, you know.
      But just look at all these opinions!
      LOL

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      • Covfefe999, I noticed that also. People so willing to jump off the train and into the ditch. I hope they jump and take their negativity with them.
        They could be doing something positive and uplifting, like praying for the safety and continued strength and sanity of our President. Instead they become part of the attack machine and try to drag the rest of us down into the misery ditch with them. I think we can all do without their input.

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      • Janie M. says:

        covfefe999, I also don’t recognize some of the names of those individuals making those comments and I have been hanging around since Nov, 2014. I call them drive-bys.

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    • TJ says:

      Get used to it. You’re going to see even more nevertrumper NPCs try to divide Trump republicans(small R) with self described, “principled conservatives”, like Bill Kristol, who recently found his…”inner socialist”…thanks to his Ebay sugar daddy.

      Inside the secret Republican plot to take down Trump in 2020
      https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/inside-the-loose-knit-cabal-plotting-to-oust-donald-trump

      Look for the pattern of repetitive, “thought terminating cliches”. They don’t want republicans to understand republicanism(small R). They will use “principled” conservatives, as a wedge to divide Trump’s DIVERSE AND GROWING BASE, of republicans.

      “The people through all the States are for republican forms, republican principles, simplicity, economy, religious and civil freedom.” –Thomas Jefferson to Edward Livingston, 1800. ME 10:164

      “Come forward, then, and give us the aid of your talents and the weight of your character towards the new establishment of republicanism.” –Thomas Jefferson to Robert Livingston, 1800.

      Republicanism in the United States
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republicanism_in_the_United_States

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  20. Greg1 says:

    I have not seen, or perhaps I have missed, commentary on President Trump using part of a national emergency declaration by President Obama to build the wall. If this is correct liberals will melt down. After all, how could they POSSIBLY go against anything Obama did?

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/ignored-by-media-trump-is-using-obama-national-emergency-on-mexican-cartels-to-build-the-border-wall/

    Here’s the money shot…………literally, actually:

    “Via Law and Crime:

    As it turns out, back in 2011 then-President Barack Obama issued an executive order “blocking property of transnational criminal organizations organizations.” Obama cited his authority as granted through the Constitution to invoke the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701, and the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1601. The latter is the same legislation that Trump is citing to get funding for the wall to achieve his immigration reform goals. That executive order targeted a number of criminal organizations, including the Mexican Los Zetas cartel, an ally of the MS-13 gang President Trump has regularly called out as a danger to Americans.

    “Drugs, gangs and people — an invasion,” Trump said on Friday. “We have an invasion coming into this country.”

    Trump all but thanked his predecessor on Friday.

    “We may be using one of the national emergencies that [Obama] signed having to do with criminal cartels… it’s a very good national emergency… we’re going to be using parts of it,” he said.”

    President Trump using Obama national emergency orders to help build the wall…………can’t wait for the liberal meltdown when that gets mentioned enough.

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  21. ARW says:

    Lib courts are in a tough position though it never stopped them before. Congress gave POTUS the authority to determine and declare emergency. Courts can’t countermand the president because that then makes them the determining authority on the emergency. POTUS can simply say, I determined it to be so. They can’t make him change his mind. What the courts can do is determine the authority and law granted to POTUS by congress is unconstitutional. Or that he is excercise grandson the authority in a bad way. But to do the latter then inserts the court into a decision which is rightly reserved between congress and the executive.

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  22. Doug Amos says:

    Surmise, surmise. Facts are, President Trump walked in with 0 and left with $2 billion of Nancy Pelosi’s $; can live with deals like that all day.

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  23. skip Martin says:

    It seems to me that Congress cannot tell the President how to run His domain. He is the Executive & Congress can only make statutes. This is a funding bill & it now comes under the Executive Office of President. In addition, remember prior EO’s on Human crisis, and I believe he declared the National Emergency based on Human Crisis not building the Wall. I think he did a good job of winning the 2020 election & trolling the DEMS/RINO’s on this issue. Time will reveal all.

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  24. Bernard Ross says:

    The fact is that a president under attack by both parties is limited in what he can accomplish.

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  25. rustybritches says:

    Could someone please enlighten me about what the man in his admins shannhan just did about going threw and deciding what must take Priority over the money that the President has asked for the wall, He said he would look at it and then he would decide what to do because he would not be bullied by anyone and that included the President he said too that money has been allocated other places and he will have to decide if its better for the wall or for where it is.
    So did someone get to that guy or is he just trying to keep the money where it is with out helping the President have the money he needs for the wall.
    Have to go for now but will check back later,,

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      I guess this guy doesn’t understand that the President is the Commander in Chief and if Shannahan disobeys a direct order then he can just hang up his coat and leave through the door.

      President Trump needs to do a big clean up at the Pentagon – it seems quite a few of the higher ups are actually politically still aligned with Obama. I watched a few of them last week (or maybe it was week before) testifying in Congress and they sure were friendly with the Dems.

      I hope a really good, solid guy is nominated for Mattis job soon! Don’t like this “acting” guy.

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      • rustybritches says:

        Thank You Sandra
        I appreciate that help and your right, he does need to do that and much more
        he needs to clear out all the people who are still Obama hold overs and get rid of them
        He could just say, Its my way or the highway and if you don’t like it Leave now..
        He also needs to tell McConnell that if he cant confirm all of his admins people then maybe his wife does not need a Gov paycheck and time for her to go too..
        Thanks again,

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      • mimbler says:

        And really, if he disobeys a direct order he can be court martialled and imprisoned. The military has no sense of humor when it comes to disobeying lawful orders.

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  26. Linnéa says:

    This is the process within the Constitutional checks-and-balances framework for a dispute over this sort of issue:

    President declares National Emergency.
    House and Senate reject with simple majority.
    President vetoes.
    House and Senate override with 3/4 majority.^^

    Thus, the normal process provides a remedy without any need for every District Court to agree with the President.

    The problem with allowing District Courts to override Presidential EOs is that it would mean every District Court in the country would need to agree a National Emergemcy is, in their personal opinions, an actual emergency. Given court-shopping, if even one District Court anywhere in the entire country disagreed, then every National Emergency could be blocked with a nation-wide injunction by the personal opinions of judges on a single District Court if they personally don’t feel it’s not an actual emergency or not enough of an emergency.

    ^^ Given the desperate need for low-paid serfs gardening and house cleaning at the walled palatial estates of the wealthy and donor class (including the politicians themselves who are almost all covertly for open borders) it realistically would be possible to get a 3/4 override. The Republicans would frame their votes to override as a rejection of the “unconstitutional nature of executive orders” even though SCOTUS has ruled EOs are completely constitutional as the Legislative branch granted the President that authority and can remove the authority of the President to issue EOs at any time (with a simple majority of both houses or a 3/4 vote if the President overrides).

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  27. Fools Gold says:

    Build the wall, close out the trade deals, end the special council, end of wars, no more N. Korea threat, and fix justice department. Can you imagion what Trump is gonna do with 5 more years of MAGA?

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