Senator Ron Johnson (R – WI) held the line with the Trump regime and voted against the resolution to end President Trump’s National Emergency for the border wall. He totally misconstrues the nature of the resolution. Yes, voting for it would be a vote against the president…but sometimes you need to vote against the president. Sometimes you have to defend the Senate and the House and their Constitutional responsibilities compared the those of the executive branch. That is the stated purpose of the resolution. That is the Constitutional law behind it…and voting for the resolution would have been the right thing to do given the senator’s oath of office.
Johnson said Thursday’s vote “will not fix any problem, but it does demonstrate whether a senator supports or opposes border security. I will always choose to support border and homeland security.”
Always support homeland security over the Constitution? Without the rights and powers and responsibilities defined and assigned in the Constitution…what is there to defend?
But the senator goes on to cast blame on the Democrats for the lack of support for the wall and the lack of support of the president’s border policy.
“Unfortunately, securing America’s border has turned into a political brawl, with Democrats…now refusing to supply the funding for necessary barriers because they don’t like this president,”
Let me again remind the good senator that he and the Republican party held the majority in both houses of Congress over the past two years as well as the White House…yet they never saw fit to fund the wall. THEY never funded the wall when they had the power to do so. They know it’s a waste of time and money.
“We have a growing humanitarian crisis at our border that has seen more families and unaccompanied children enter our country in the last five months than at any other time on record. That certainly qualifies as an emergency.”
Yes it is a humanitarian crisis…one that requires humanitarian relief…not a wall. A crisis of our own making.
Senator Johnson is on the wrong side of history here…he failed to defend the US Constitution…he failed to keep his oath of office…and he ceded another legislative power to the imperial presidency.