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And to think, lots of folks wanted Romney for president and others thought that Lee would make a great Supreme Court Judge as a Trump selection!  :shrug:

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Republican Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney have co-sponsored legislation that will prevent President Trump in the future of diverting federal funds to border wall construction.

The two Republican senators name their bill the Article One Act and it will end all future emergency declarations made under the National Emergencies Act after 30 days unless Congress votes to extend them.

Existing laws allow the president of the United States to reprogram existing appropriations for certain purposes.

President Trump declared a national emergency Friday citing cartel violence, human trafficking and drug trafficking to access funds to build the border wall.

So where was the outrage after Obama Declared National Emergencies 13 Times Including Swine Flu, Iran and Flint Water Crisis?

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Utah GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney said the Air Force told them Wednesday that money appropriated by Congress for the Hill projects would instead be spent on the wall as a result of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration in February. Both senators had urged the Defense Department to protect funding for the Utah projects.

“Congress has been ceding far too much power to the executive branch for decades and it is far past time for Congress to restore the proper balance of power between the three branches,” Lee said in a statement.

Pentagon officials on Tuesday said the Defense Department would redirect $3.6 billion from 127 existing military construction projects to build about 175 miles of wall on the southern border.

Lee said his proposed Article One Act would correct the imbalances caused by the National Emergencies Act.

The bill, co-sponsored by Romney, would automatically end all future emergency declarations made under the National Emergencies Act after 30 days unless Congress votes to extend them. Congress now can cancel an emergency declaration only by passing a resolution that withstands a presidential veto.

Romney said he is “disappointed” that despite the concerns he and Lee raised, the projects will be “delayed.”


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That sumbitch Lee has turned into a POS.....

Mike Like has always been a POS. Dido Mitt

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Mike Like has always been a POS. Dido Mitt

Most likely correct....  I sometimes forget that they are all actors playing a role....  especially when one of the characters appears to be very appealing on several fronts....


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One thing about those rats..they always stick together no matter what...
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Romney's daddy came here illegally from Mexico.

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What happened to Mike Lee?

He used to be one of the two or three I trusted, the bastard.

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Romney, well, everyone knows he's in the running to become McCain II.

But Lee? Whasssamatta with him?

Last time I was in Utah (admittedly, it was 35 years ago) I thought the place was great.
What happened to those folks out there?

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Lee's right on this one.

It's Congress' job to allocate funds, and the Executive's job to spend them as allocated.  I can almost see the NEA being (or having been) reasonable to allow POTUS to act quickly when Congress can't, almost, like a sudden emergency when Congress is out of session.  But 30 days later?  No way.  That's just a perversion of the separation of power provided in the Constitution.  Might as well just go back to monarchy. 
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Mike Like has always been a POS. Dido Mitt

Those aren't Republicans. 
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Those aren't Republicans.

They are 2019 Republicans.....

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Mike Like has always been a POS. Dido Mitt
Ah, another one that dares disagree with Trump and becomes POS territory to his sycophants.
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Trump should run aggressively against all RINOs, supporting any and all challengers, and not do what he did with that POS Ryan!

Romney is a Democommie.  He is a joke. 

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They are 2019 Republicans.....

And the precise reason I no longer am a Republican. 

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And the precise reason I no longer am a Republican.

Yes, but you're still a thinking man.  I respect that.
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The forced separation of children from their parents now occurring at the U.S.-Mexico border is harmful to families, especially to young children.

We are deeply troubled by the aggressive and insensitive treatment of these families.

While we recognize the right of all nations to enforce their laws and secure their borders, we encourage our national leaders to take swift action to correct this situation and seek for rational, compassionate solutions.”
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That sumbitch Lee has turned into a POS.....


Indeed he absolutely has; this isn't the first time that he's sided with liberals and RINO's.
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Ah, another one that dares disagree with Trump and becomes POS territory to his sycophants.

??? Woah.  Wait a minute.  We need a border wall!!!!  The sovereignty of our country is at stake, so yes, Romney and Lee are crap.
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??? Woah.  Wait a minute.  We need a border wall!!!!  The sovereignty of our country is at stake, so yes, Romney and Lee are crap.

They are on this issue, which is my #2 issue right behind stopping the gungrabbers.  I really have no idea why Lee is so hot to stop the wall.
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I don't think they or at least Lee are so much against the wall, (maybe their voting records would tell), they are against appropriating funds from other places to build the wall.

This issue came up before, the "border emergency" funding from a few months ago.

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Romney, well, everyone knows he's in the running to become McCain II.

But Lee? Whasssamatta with him?

Last time I was in Utah (admittedly, it was 35 years ago) I thought the place was great.
What happened to those folks out there?
All the GOP had to do was sell a former Massachusetts Governor as a hometown boy...
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I don't think they or at least Lee are so much against the wall, (maybe their voting records would tell), they are against appropriating funds from other places to build the wall.

This issue came up before, the "border emergency" funding from a few months ago.
I think the LDS elders are doing the thinking for Romney, not sure about Lee. (And people worried about John Kennedy because he was Catholic...)
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