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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:58 PM

Sen. Pat Toomey joins Republican defectors in vote to reject Trump's border emergency

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 3/14/19

(link) https://www.post-gazette.com/news/politics-nation/2019/03/14/Senate-rejects-Trump-border-emergency-as-Republicans-defect/stories/201903140122



WASHINGTON — In a stunning rebuke, a dozen defecting Republicans, including Pennsylvania's Sen. Pat Toomey, joined Democrats Thursday to block the national emergency that President Donald Trump declared so he could build his border wall with Mexico.

The rejection capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

The 59-41 tally, following the Senate’s vote a day earlier to end U.S. involvement in the war in Yemen, promised to force Mr. Trump into the first vetoes of his presidency. Mr. Trump had warned against both actions. Moments after Thursday’s vote, the president tweeted a single word of warning: “VETO!”

Two years into the Trump era, a defecting dozen Republicans, pushed along by Democrats, showed a willingness to take that political risk. Those Republicans, including Mr. Toomey and the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney of Utah, joined the dissent over the emergency declaration order that would enable the president to seize for the wall billions of dollars Congress intended elsewhere.


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If there was ever a reason to "thank" Senator Toomey, I guess this is it. He's been a TrumpHumper for way too long but even he couldn't go along with this.


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Reply Sen. Pat Toomey joins Republican defectors in vote to reject Trump's border emergency (Original post)
FakeNoose Mar 2019 OP
SallyHemmings Mar 2019 #1
Freedomofspeech Mar 2019 #2
MyOwnPeace Mar 2019 #3
FakeNoose Mar 2019 #4
duforsure Mar 2019 #5
Freddie Mar 2019 #6

Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:21 PM

1. I sent him a thank you

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:43 PM

2. He is my Senator...

I am totally shocked and grateful.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:50 PM

3. I appreciate the vote...........

but I'm not ready to "jump on the bandwagon yet." I think this was a "safe" vote for Republicans who might be in areas where their own office might not be so safe come the next election. I will never believe he won his last election fair and square and he's surely gonna' have a tough time the next time.
This IS the man that sent me a L O N G letter about how wonderful Betsy Devos was ( ) and has to be in the 90% voting range for Trump policies. Let's see where he goes when the veto-override comes around, along with the voting rights policy that will appear in the Senate. Let's see how much he fights for that!
Thank you for the scraps of meat. Now show me how much you mean it........................


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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:56 PM

4. I hear ya! Let's see what he does on the override vote

I was shocked to see this in the Post-Gazette today, and I wanted to share it on DU. God knows I've never had a kind word to say about Pat Toomey, until today. He stole his seat from Katie McGinty, who really should have won but got cheated.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:03 PM

5. All those that stand with trump,

Will be hated forever by Democrats, and republicans, and history will show they were traitors to our Democracy, and the American people . trump will use it against Congress if he gets this. He could use it to call the next election is being rigged and call it an emergency to stop the elections with. He could announce another made up emergency to go after all opposition , Dems, and minorities or anyone he doesn't like .

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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:14 PM

6. Toomey did something right????!!

Pass the smelling salts, thanks.

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