This may be the most boring to read article I will write in 2019 but Tuesday’s vote in the House of Representatives has me angry. Let’s explore.
On Tuesday the House voted not to overturn President Trump’s veto of his national emergency declaration. A two-thirds vote was needed to overturn the veto and make the Senate (where another two-thirds majority was needed) acted on the measure. The measure while gaining an overwhelming majority failed to reach the required margin in a 248-181-3 vote. 14 Republicans joined all 234 Democrats who were present to overturn Trump’s veto. All 181 votes to side with Trump and ignore the Constitution came from Republicans. I will conclude this article by listing them alphabetically by state. (That is the boring, but in my mind necessary part.)
The immediate issue was Trump taking money that Congress appropriated for other purposes and using it to build his zany wall along the Mexican border. The much more important issue is defending the Constitution which gives the power of the purse to the Congress. Keep in mind that Congress has specifically denied Trump the funding for this project during his entire time in office even when his party controlled both the House and the Senate. Recently Trump shut down the government for more than a month in an unsuccessful attempt to force Congress to give him the funding. Comparing this to parenting, this is like you specifically telling your child not to do something only for them to defy you by doing it anyway. Am I the only one who thinks comparing Trump to a spoiled, defiant brat is so fitting?
Some of the 181 come from safe red districts but many do not, especially in what should be a high turnout, blue election. If you are toying with the idea of running for Congress check out the list below for a possible “job opening”. Part of what we learned (or should have re-learned) in 2018 is that candidates matter and there are a plethora of good job opportunities.
In the interest of complete disclosure and for the record the three absent Representatives were Democrat Jackie Speier of California along with Republicans Kay Granger of Texas and Joe Wilson of South Carolina.
Duncan Hunter (currently under felony indictment)
Chris Collins (currently under felony indictment)
Patrick Mc Henry
John W. Rose
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