President Trump Sends Notification of Veto for H.J. Res. 46 to House of Representatives…

Earlier today President Donald Trump formally vetoed H.J. Res. 46, a joint resolution that would terminate national emergency declaration 9844.  U.S. Attorney General William Barr outlined the legal predicate for the executive branch authority to declare a national emergency under the National Emergencies Act.

ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR: Mr. President, your declaration of an emergency on the southern border was clearly authorized under the law and consistent with past precedent.

As you said, the National Emergencies Act directly authorizes the President, and gives broad discretionary authority to the President, to identify and respond to emergent circumstances that require a decisive response.

And the humanitarian and security crisis we have on the border right now is exactly the kind of emergency that Presidents are permitted to address under the National Emergencies Act.(link)

President Donald Trump notifies the Speaker of The House of Representatives:

[Via Executive] To the House of Representatives:

I am returning herewith without my approval H.J. Res. 46, a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared regarding the crisis on our southern border in Proclamation 9844 on February 15, 2019, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act.

As demonstrated by recent statistics published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and explained in testimony given by the Secretary of Homeland Security on March 6, 2019, before the House Committee on Homeland Security, our porous southern border continues to be a magnet for lawless migration and criminals and has created a border security and humanitarian crisis that endangers every American.

Last month alone, CBP apprehended more than 76,000 aliens improperly attempting to enter the United States along the southern border — the largest monthly total in the last 5 years.  In fiscal year 2018, CBP seized more than 820,000 pounds of drugs at our southern border, including 24,000 pounds of cocaine, 64,000 pounds of methamphetamine, 5,000 pounds of heroin, and 1,800 pounds of fentanyl.

In fiscal years 2017 and 2018, immigration officers nationwide made 266,000 arrests of aliens previously charged with or convicted of crimes.  These crimes included approximately 100,000 assaults, 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 killings.  In other words, aliens coming across our border have injured or killed thousands of people, while drugs flowing through the border have killed hundreds of thousands of Americans.

The current situation requires our front-line border enforcement personnel to vastly increase their humanitarian efforts.  Along their dangerous trek to the United States, 1 in 3 migrant women experiences sexual abuse, and 7 in 10 migrants are victims of violence.

Fifty migrants per day are referred for emergency medical care, and CBP rescues 4,300 people per year who are in danger and distress.  The efforts to address this humanitarian catastrophe draw resources away from enforcing our Nation’s immigration laws and protecting the border, and place border security personnel at increased risk.

As troubling as these statistics are, they reveal only part of the reality.  The situation at the southern border is rapidly deteriorating because of who is arriving and how they are arriving.  For many years, the majority of individuals who arrived illegally were single adults from Mexico.

Under our existing laws, we could detain and quickly remove most of these aliens.  More recently, however, illegal migrants have organized into caravans that include large numbers of families and unaccompanied children from Central American countries.  Last year, for example, a record number of families crossed the border illegally.  If the current trend holds, the number of families crossing in fiscal year 2019 will greatly surpass last year’s record total.

Criminal organizations are taking advantage of these large flows of families and unaccompanied minors to conduct dangerous illegal activity, including human trafficking, drug smuggling, and brutal killings.

Under current laws, court decisions, and resource constraints, the Government cannot detain families or undocumented alien children from Central American countries in significant numbers or quickly deport them.  Instead, the Government is forced to release many of them into the interior of the United States, pending lengthy judicial proceedings.  Although many fail ever to establish any legal right to remain in this country, they stay nonetheless.

This situation on our border cannot be described as anything other than a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are needed to help confront it.

My highest obligation as President is to protect the Nation and its people.  Every day, the crisis on our border is deepening, and with new surges of migrants expected in the coming months, we are straining our border enforcement personnel and resources to the breaking point.

H.J. Res. 46 ignores these realities.  It is a dangerous resolution that would undermine United States sovereignty and threaten the lives and safety of countless Americans.  It is, therefore, my duty to return it to the House of Representatives without my approval.

DONALD J. TRUMP

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252 Responses to President Trump Sends Notification of Veto for H.J. Res. 46 to House of Representatives…

  1. Bonitabaycane says:

    I feel the “tide turning.”

    Liked by 11 people

  2. stringplayer55 says:

    Indeed! The handwriting is on the wall for the Deep State cabal that has done their damnedest to effect a coup of President Trump.

    Andrew Weissman leaving the Mueller team, San Fran Nan and Schiff-for-brains and Jerry Nadler all saying this past week that there wasn’t a basis for impeachment all go to show that the public narrative is being modified. The left will now be going into damage control.

    We’ll have to wait and see how hard POTUS and Barr hit back at the cabal. My take? It would be good to hit just hard enough before the next election to get anyone who is just sitting the fence right now to get on the Trump side. After a 2020 win, come down hard.

    Liked by 10 people

  3. pigletrios says:

    Glad to see Barr step up and defend to Presidents right to declare the emergency.

    Liked by 19 people

    • Y’all Know What Time It Is says:

      The President has the duty to declare an emergency. It doesn’t call for Congress to approve it.

      Liked by 12 people

      • Pokey says:

        That is why those clowns passed a resolution and not a Congressional approval. What they wanted to show is that there are many Republicans in the Senate who are willing to vote against the President if they are given sufficient political cover to get away with it. It has been a bad week for PDJT, but it looks like the worm soon, at least for a while.

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        • Pokey says:

          …..it looks like the worm will turn soon, …… sheesh. 🙂

          Liked by 4 people

        • Carrie2 says:

          Pokey, there is no BAD week for our President as he already knows what is coming up and has been prepared beforehand for all the crap thrown at him. However, the fact that he vetoed it and Barr supported it means dear old Pelosi does not have the same powers as Trump or any other president. All show and no go. However, we can be sure they are gathering trying to figure out another “how”.

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    • Carrie2 says:

      pigletrios, altho many attorneys knowledgeable and have also said the same, coming from Barr puts more underlining on the President’s power. And damn straight this is a national emergency. We need asap repeal all the stupid laws made before meaning we have to take care of them costing us billions of dollars, or holding them, ditto, setting appearances and they never show. Yep, the 2 parties in 1 had to know this would not be anything but vetoed but obviously wanted to look relevant. We do not want any Congress to have the same powers as a president, and that means you, Pelosi, do not have the same powers that you were spewing on recent travel to other countries.

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  4. jbrickley says:

    +1 for A.G. Barr!

    Liked by 11 people

  5. emet says:

    btw, it was known at least as far back as the early 90s that the Chinese were putting viruses, back doors, etc. in their exported electronics. But no interest by any Federal agency in dealing with it

    Liked by 10 people

  6. bofh says:

    “Hold my beer, and hand me that Sharpie…”
    — President Donald Trump, 3/15/19

    (Yeah, I know. He doesn’t drink. But “Hold my Diet Pepsi” doesn’t sound right…)

    Liked by 11 people

  7. Rynn69 says:

    America,

    100% of Democrats and 12 dirty RINOs care more about illegal aliens than American citizens. It. Is. That. Simple.

    Liked by 19 people

    • Dennis Leonard says:

      And one person and only one cares for us and this country,G-D Bless you sir.

      Liked by 22 people

    • Y’all Know What Time It is says:

      The Democrats claim to be for border security……what legislation have they proposed that would discourage the onslaught?

      Liked by 6 people

    • Bullseye says:

      It’s more than 12 rino’s. For one Tom Tillis NC, voted no after declaring he would vote against PTrump. Some where just scared with elections coming in 2020. I know the Texas coward Cornyn would have voted against except he;s up for election 2020.
      The one’s who felt safe in their districts or not uo for election 2020. I think S. Collins of Maine is only one up for election and still voted against PTrump

      Liked by 3 people

      • swimeasy says:

        So the good news Bullseye is we now know that he knows and McConnell knows that Tillis believes he is vulnerable and why McConnell protected him. NC Patriots are not as powerless as some trolls on CTH have posted. Keep the pressure on Tillis! He will hear again about his op ed even though he voted nay this time when he campaigns for 2020. I sincerely hope he gets primaried and we can be rid of him.

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  8. ilcon says:

    This situation on our border cannot be described as anything other than a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are needed to help confront it.
    More military to be deployed?

    Liked by 4 people

  9. conservnsc says:

    I think Wm. Barr will work be great for this job.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Zippy says:

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  11. Retired IG says:

    Think my eyes turned into Shiff for brain orbs when I watched Barr “quote law” to support the President. This was a gift Mr. Barr and I thank you. Made me realize that someone, somewhere, or even self induced had hands around the throat of Sessions. So refreshing. Think I need to go watch Wayne’s World and the Head Bop to Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy.
    https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=w1eMXJ6lL4nJ5gLbq47oCA&q=you+tube+wayne%27s+world+bohemian+rhapsody&oq=you+tube+Wayne%27s+wor&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0j0i22i10i30.1548.8688..11469…0.0..0.200.2368.5j14j1……0….1..gws-wiz…..0..0i131j0i131i10j0i3j0i10j0i22i30.5FFHLsQ41-M

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  12. mr.piddles says:

    To the House of Representatives:

    TL;DR Suck it.

    […]

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Zorro says:

    I got another RNC solicitation. This one will get marked I only support MAGA directly now, especially after the performance of your RINO’s this week.

    Liked by 12 people

  14. thegoosefish says:

    I think Barr’s full throated backing is telegraphing to the Republicans to get in line. Chinese money only goes so far.

    Liked by 6 people

    • California Joe says:

      Yes, Barr is definitely a heavyweight and the opposition is listening to him. Sessions was a lightweight and a boy scout. I don’t believe that he was corrupted but he was led around by his nose by Rosenstein and the Obama Mafia embedded at the DOJ.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. StuckInBlue says:

    Time to repeal the 17th Amendment

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  16. David Vicknair says:

    Barr! Wow! Definitely wearing a 10 gallon white hat today!

    Liked by 2 people

  17. JonB3 says:

    I’m not sure I trust Barr just yet ~ I recall Diane Feinstein coming out of one of the Barr hearing meetings with a smile on her face, saying all looked good for his confirmation … Seems suspicious !

    Liked by 2 people

    • swissik says:

      Yes I don’t want to go overboard with the praise yet, until I see a few more supportive actions coming from Barr. I only remember too well how Treepers swooned over Manafort at the time of the campaign and later over Sessions before he turned.

      Liked by 1 person

  18. bkrg2 says:

    Thank you Mr President

    Liked by 2 people

  19. Dennis Leonard says:

    Tom Fitton
    ‏Verified account @TomFitton

    Boy, 16, stabbed about 100 times before his body was set on fire in MS-13 killing, police say. #NationalEmergency

    Liked by 8 people

  20. Beverly says:

    I LOVE THIS MAN.
    Go, Donald, Go!
    And everyone: Make a note of who the traitors are.

    Liked by 5 people

  21. zozz1 says:

    Bravo, President Trump! Enough said.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. wodiej says:

    I’m confused about the fact the President has the right to declare an emergency but Congress can block it. The President can then VETO it but Congress can override it. What kind of BS is THAT?? The job of securing the safety of Americans is in the hands of the President, not Congress. PT has overwhelmingly shown the need for a wall. There are alot of people in congress greasing their palms with dirty cartel money and it’s just plain EVIL.

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    • ristvan says:

      It is the process in the National Emergencies Act of 1976. 50USC§1601-1651.

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      • Sue Fowler says:

        This is all about Trough Control. RINO’s are about cheap labor, graft and corruption. Dems pretend to support labor but only to buy votes. Any dems ever consider NAFTA and its results?
        Turtle and mc carthy are enemies of legal American citizens. Turtle and consort are flat out traitors. Elaine is yet another fatal Trump appointment.

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      • Monadnock says:

        Indeed – I’d like to be a fly in the minds of the rest of the DOJ leadership as they heard AG Barr deliver this statement supporting PDJT’s declaration.

        Their reactions to this will be telling in terms of whether or not Barr will be Sessions II or a real AG. The impeachment pivot, if that’s what it is, suggests the latter. Thank God.

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  23. Eastender says:

    Bravo, Mr. President. Thank you for taking care of our Country.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Tim Holden says:

    Barr’s statement will cause many knees to knock. This was a clear signal that the tide has turned. We have been waiting, and we have waited and hoped for too long. The enemy’s strength was built on a line of connections between FBI, CIA, DOJ, RINOS in both House and Senate, and the Media. In the centre of the line is the DOJ, and this has collapsed. You saw it with your own eyes and you heard it with your own ears. Be of good cheer. Once the tide turns the flow rapidly becomes swifter and more powerful.

    Liked by 3 people

  25. jjs says:

    The president of the “People of the United States of America”, President Donald J Trump.

    Liked by 2 people

  26. Hebo Sabe says:

    “Of course I signed it knowing what you were doing. These games are bullshit and I’ll tell you exactly how it’s going down. Don’t like it? Sue I’ll & shutdown government forever.”

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  27. Sue Fowler says:

    Sorry. The deep state is a century old. Troops will be withdrawn in a month and have accomplished NOTHING to establish a border or stop the hordes of 3rd world leeches. So open your wallets and pretend you got a tax cut.
    Unless turtle and mc carthy are removed, NOTHING WILL CHANGE.
    They control The Trough, and that is what this is about. Being a public servant in DC has a price. Ask Jim Jordan.
    And Trump better dump kushner and nepotism. His chances for 2020 dim by the day. This National Emergency scenario has its roots in Trump’s stupid stupid stupid signing of the spending bills. A clear and evident case of suicide.
    As for legal American citizens, you have yourselves to blame. People like me have warned you for at least 4 decades. You sit with your heads in media and sports whilst greed and power destroy America. You tolerate the swamp. You re-elect the swamp rats who extort money to support ILLEGALS. The next time you are irate over government, LOOK IN THE MIRROR.

    Liked by 1 person

    • swissik says:

      Sue you are not alone, thanks for saying it so succinctly.

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    • LookUp says:

      I disagree.
      You will never convince me that this entire mess is caused by greed, laziness, apathy, hubris, or power hungry. No, America is failing because of one reason only:
      She has turned from God.
      Every Christian needs to examine exactly how “Christian” they really are because walking the walk is what matters. You are watching a nation of tepid Christians ruining everything. God warned He would vomit us out of His mouth.

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  28. gary says:

    looks like barr and trump are on the same page. hope it transfers to other topics.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. Tparty says:

    Beto says, tear down that ‘physical barrier’ …

    Jazz hands style

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  30. Rick says:

    It’s a shame that we wasted 2 years with Jeff Sessions

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