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'Constitutionally Illegitimate': McConnell Confirms Trump Will Declare National Emergency to Build Wall


'Constitutionally Illegitimate': McConnell Confirms Trump Will Declare National Emergency to Build Wall

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Just ahead of a series of votes on a "compromise" border deal in the U.S. Senate and House on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that President Donald Trump plans to sign the legislation to avert another government shutdown but will also declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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These people really are extra-special. They flaunt their ignorance of the law and xenophobia they feed to the cultists who lap it up. There is NO EMERGENCY, the people coming to the border are fleeing violence and death in their nation. Frankly, I am both appalled and angry at the harm that this government has inflicted on these families and children - thousands of whom will not be reunited with their families!


Just as I have been warning ever since Trump started spouting off about a national emergency, MCConnell announcing this confirms that this is the GOP’s idea, not Trump’s, and the GOP will use it as a trial ballooon so they can stage a national emergency in November 2020 to rationalize suspending the POTUS election, thereby elevating Trump from defacto dictator to full dictator.

The GOP has stacked the courts with right wingers to the extent that past “constitutional illegitimacy” is irrelevant.


‘States of emergency can also be used as a rationale or pretext for suspending rights and freedoms guaranteed under a country’s constitution or basic law.’
Goose Step by Goose Step we are nearing the completion of the Fascist States of Amerika…


Well all those Democrats we are so fond of criticizing, they are the only thing between freedom and total tyranny as of right now.

If you pray, now would be a good time.


Now we will witness the cowardice of the Congress and lap-dog politicians who will not stand-up to call-out the Ginger Pig or defend the rule of law and Constitution. Instead they will cower in their craven collusion and fear. One party tells us to our face they will screw us to serve extremist right-wing ideology, big money, and racism, the other will do much the same behind our backs after a puppet show charade touting their false courage…and the beat goes on.

Their ain’t no justice, JUST US! Let’s dance!


Trump’s State of Emergency will be tied up in court the minute he declares it.

And the fact that he’s waiting until after a long government shutdown and then a long negotiation process that ended up not funding his wall is proof that there is no emergency.


There is no national emergency at our borders –

but there is obviously a National Emergency in regard to Global Warming –

$40 BILLION for a wall or for Medicare4All?

Either our Democrats will try to force this Hitler/Don to supply evidence for this
emergency, or they will aid and abet this criminal activity to destroy our democracy.

And – WHAT IF? an actual national emergency had occurred during the 35 days
of shut down of our people’s government?

Fascist/Oligarchy is now in control of our nation –

On the authority of Our Founders who created this Elite/Patriarchy THEY saved and
supported the system of Slavery for their fellow Elites/wealthy and GUARANTEED
the Civil War –

Our Founders rewarded themselves and their fellow Elites by redistributing the wealth of
the nation and our national resources – the Commonwealth – to them.

And by whatever “authority” of Our Founders … slaves were held in cruel and murderous
conditions for hundreds of years to 1865 when those conditions were continued on in
Segregation in the South for another 100 years. Segregation was a political system much
as Colonialism and Patriarchy are political systems supported by our “equality for all”


No let’s dont dance, let’s ROCK!!!


Skeptictank, I live in South Texas. The Border Patrol is apprehending approximately two illegal border crossers per month. That constitutes the need for a gazillion dollar wall and declaration of a national emergency? They might as well declar another about bad pinto beans that cause people to fart.


Do you know the process of this Skeptic? I was just wondering if you had any information on what happens next.


If the Dems had one ball amongst them, they’d renege on the funding bill. Then make it known that NOTHING else moves until the entire administration resigns.

Ya want a national emergency? We’ll GIVE you a national emergency.


What happens in a national emergency.


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Brilliant! Not only does he get to use a national emergency to show he’s good on his campaign promises, just as the race toward 2020 heats up, but he does it in a way that makes it look like a compromise!

I wonder what percentage of the populace is dumb enough to think of it in those terms.


This seemingly imminent Wall will one day be our National Wailing Wall.


How many people get shot in the country every day? How bad is climate change? How many people became refugees this year?

But this is the emergency.


Ah, but those events don’t impact the size of Donnie’s ego.


This is a must read for EVERYBODY!
“The moment the president declares a “national emergency”—a decision that is entirely within his discretion—he is able to set aside many of the legal limits on his authority.”


The real national emergency is the tyrannical goon parking his fat ass in the Oval Office. Get him out!


Not if he suspends the activities of the courts

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