Republican Leaders Could Turn on the President If He Declares National Emergency

Speculation that Republican leaders could turn on Trump if he declares a national emergency is making waves. The Daily Caller reports:

Republicans will turn on President Donald Trump if he declares a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, The New York Times reported.

“The whole idea that a president — whether it’s President Trump or President Warren or President Sanders — can declare an emergency and then somehow usurp the separation of powers and get into the business of appropriating money for specific projects without Congress getting involved is a serious constitutional question,” Republican Texas Sen. John Cornyn said Monday, The New York Times reported.

“It would be a bad precedent, I think, for the president to decide to invoke national security as a way to bypass a congressional logjam,” GOP Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick Toomey also said, The NYT reported. “And I can imagine future presidents using that for purposes I would find very objectionable.”

Other Republican leaders also expressed concern over Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall to prevent illegal immigrants from entering the country. Among those voicing worry are Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Roy Blunt and Lamar Alexander, according to The NYT.

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This would be a serious break within the party, as it needs to remain closer than ever in the face of a larger Dem House majority.

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Paul Williamson
Paul Williamson
1 year ago

Trump still thinks he got anointed as Emperor. He should read the Constitution (if he can even read).

Gerry
Gerry
1 year ago

Did your parents have any kids that lived and had a brain ????

Billy Buchanan
1 year ago

Have you read it? Doubt it sounds like you’re a wind bag.

RRRoger
RRRoger
1 year ago

I am sure Trump has read the Constitution and is trying to be the best President he can be for the Citizens of the United States, unlike the corrupt Socialist Democrat Establishment Elite & the RINOs who are only interested in getting richer and more powerful while making us their slaves.

John
John
1 year ago

More RHINO hand wringing? Wow ya dont see that everyday do ya? And what about these same RHINOS having very little problem with Obummer declaring were just not going to enforce some laws.
The President should just ignore them as the spinless nobody’s they are.

Build that wall Mr President.

John
John
1 year ago

How about the BILLIONS Obama gave to Iran…I dont recalll you having objections to him doing that? And if you did please explain just how he did that WITHOUT congressional oversight?
We will all be waiting for your reply.

Don
Don
1 year ago

The problem is not Trump……can YOU read????

Ronnie Brant
Ronnie Brant
1 year ago

shut up troll! Trump Best President EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

David Kachel
David Kachel
1 year ago

No, RINOs will turn on the president. REPUBLICANS will carve his face into Mt. Rushmore!!

Raymond F Miller
1 year ago

These same Republicans never had a problem with Obambam usurping them and doing as he pleased, even in violation of court orders. Isn’t it funny how the republicans have cojones when they are dealing with a fellow Republican but when it comes to the Demon-Craps, they turn to jelly.

RRRoger
RRRoger
1 year ago

That is why we call “these Republicans” RINOs

Don
Don
1 year ago

Truth.

SD of AZ
1 year ago

The rinos have no boles, and they do what donors want because that is in the interest of the rino’s payday. McConnell is beholding to China and who knows where that will lead to? Rinos are as bad as the dem wits and the state of Utah just put a mormon dem wit in the slot as a rino, Romney. Even the man’s niece in the GOP is upset with his lies and harmful actions. Just what we needed was a traitor like McCain who God removed. And I am sure he lied like a good dem wit to get elected just like the one he claims to replace. Trump even campaigned for him. If the dem wits and rinos keep screwing this all up, there is very likely leading to an uprising.

But while this builds in reality, what is being done by anyone in congress to bring the bad actors to justice? It appears that justice is indeed blind because all being investigated are GOP and loyal to Trump. Why is nothing happening visiably to those who have done far worse on that other side of the isle? And known proved illegal voters on rolls across the country. What is being done about that? And nothing even when the GOP had the house, the senate and the presidency. This is rino actions showing very visibly.

And McConnell is a rino and if this obstruction blocks the wall in any way, pay attention to the names behind that obstruction. I look to see existing members of the GANG of EIGHT (Graham and Rubio) sign on with Romney taking McCain’s place on that list. And everyone on that list should be voted out of the GOP. Better they, once known, look to the DNC for their party affiliation!

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

BUILD THE WALL ! Dont care how or wh0 doesnt like it ! we need it and any RINO or Democrat/Socialist wont go along because some of their Marxist friends dont like it tough ! If we build it and there is trouble from these New World Order nut cases we can come down and have the various militia groups supply armed protection for the workers and any illegals that might step up ! This is our nation not the UN’s or any foreign powers !

NickP
NickP
1 year ago

But it was ok for Obama and Clinton to do the same? The double standard continues for the illegals kissers.

Jay L. Stern
1 year ago

George Washington warned us about the dangers of political parties. Civil War? First, that is nonsense because these self-important clowns have everything to lose and nothing to gain. Second, President Trump is implimenting the will of the people for national security. He hasn’t had much RINO support so far, and he may as well go it alone. Actually, not completely alone. I stand with him and so do millions of other Americans.

Granny
Granny
1 year ago

So a president can give mega bucks, in cash, to Iran but a President can’t build a wall to save the citizens of the United States of America? If you people would open your eyes we are on the verge of an invadion, and don’t think it’s people in need. We have Russians, Iranians, ISIS coming in through our southern border. Wake up before you get what you deserve, that will be death in your front yard by them.

Gail
Gail
1 year ago

One more time and this site is gone

ssg
ssg
1 year ago

Screw the RINOs to the wall. We DO have a national emergency. You RINOs and DemocRATS are part of it. Build the wall.

elgavilansegoviano
elgavilansegoviano
1 year ago

America find out who this SOB RINOS are and make sure you give them the 12 size Boot in the keister on their Next election!!,….

Daniel Mount
Daniel Mount
1 year ago

So let them turn on the President. The President has the right to declare a National Emergency. If they turn on him that is when the President can send them to GITMO.

Gerry
Gerry
1 year ago

If the gutless b******s do that then they are committing political suicide. Just think — the worthless gutless PsOS will have to find a job in the real world — HAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!!

boldaq
1 year ago

You swamp rats better just hit the road. We the people voted for Donald J. Trump and he’s doing a fantastic job. President Trump will do what he has to do to defeat America’s worst enemy – democrats! If we don’t stop the invasion of undocumented democrats there willl never be another Republican president anyway.

boldaq
1 year ago

The usual list of suspects. Call them and tell them to either back the President or step down.
John Cornyn
Patrick Toomey
Marco Rubio
Roy Blunt
Lamar Alexander

Tobydog1
1 year ago

Maybe, just maybe a CIVIL WAR in the Republican Party could be a good thing. If those TURNCOATS in the Republican Party take a stand against President Trump, the American People will take a stand against them! We are tired and disgusted by the lack of support and loyalty to our President. If some Republicans refuse to support Donald Trump, they are no better than the lying, thieving traitors that call themselves DEMOCRATS!

Chastran
Chastran
1 year ago

Anyone, ANYONE, who does not support President Trump on his National Security Emergency will be treated as if he/she is a Dumbascrap Party cabal brain dead idiot…

Tony Winters
Tony Winters
1 year ago

12,000 people about to attack our boarder, demanding that we allow them to enter even though we don’t want them here. These are not Asylum Seekers this is an invasion of our country. Because of obama’s Socialist Regime these people know that if they make it into the country they will live the rest of their lives in comfort and at the expense of the American People. The last batch were offered Asylum in Mexico and they refused knowing full well that the Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Socialists will give them Free Room and Board and so they keep on coming. In accordance with International Law anyone seeking asylum must accept it from the first country to offer. Mexico made the offer, they refused therefore they should not be granted Asylum in our country. Even our relatively good economy cannot stand the strain that 12,000 people suddenly on welfare would put on it. Yes I know that the Democrats/Leftists/Liberals/Socialists will argue that these people are not eligible for Welfare, the fact is that these people need food, shelter, clothing and medical care, this is welfare by whatever name you place on it. Someone must pay for all of this Free Stuff that these people will need for some unknown period of time. Where will the money come from? It will come from other programs that are supposed to be helping Americans. so our own must go without or accept reductions in services in order to take care of these Criminals. This is pure 100% Democrat/Leftist/Liberal/Socialist BS.

Rodger Shull
Rodger Shull
1 year ago

and these cover my ass RINO,s , have better learn an learn quick, that hey either support the MY IN CHARGE or the VOTERS will turn on them, at the ballot box or thru petition to resign

dprato
dprato
1 year ago

Well there is a simple solution, get rid of all the RINOs and start having Republicans doing their job by supporting their President instead of undermining things the American People want to see him do. He has accomplished a great deal despite the resistance of Democrats and footdragging of the RINO branch of the Republican Party. Main reason I went independent after being a life long Republican. They could have paid for the wall if Ryan and McConnell were more concerned about American and Citizens then they were about their power and perks.

John
John
1 year ago

I seem to recall Obama giving BILLIONS to Iran. But we cant spend BILLIONS on a southern wall. Really???

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  John

True….he did and Ryan and McConnell did nothing but sit around and suck their thumbs.

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Sorry for the typo. Could not lead his way out.

Don
Don
1 year ago

Conservatives won’t turn. That would be gutless RINOs like McConnell who lead his way out of a wet paper bag with both ends open.

Bob Marcum, Sr.
Bob Marcum, Sr.
1 year ago

The new york times just puts the words in front of you, and hopes you will fall-for-it.
Looks like, many did. The truth is; the GOP reps are 90-95 % with the president’s wall. They are in strong support of it ( as am I, also ). It’s a must have.
And; he’s also within his constitutional rights and responsibilities. And; anyone who doesn’t believe, we are in a national crises, due to the open borders we now have, is still awakening from the sleep he’s been enjoying, under his dumb-rock.

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