Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, January 10, 2019

The solution to the shutdown impasse seems to be Trump declaring a national emergency at the border, using a dubious authority to reprogram military construction money for the wall, and then Congress passing clean funding legislation ― without wall money ― while Trump's executive maneuver gets tied up in court. Three senior GOP aides said Thursday that they expect Trump to declare a national emergency as a way of getting out of the shutdown, though all said they hadn't heard anything specific about timing.

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From Lindsay's lips firmly affixed to Donald Trump's rump, perhaps to God's ears. The GOP knows that Trump is not going to capitulate no matter what the consequences now that he's drawn the battle as himself versus Nancy Pelosi, the other woman he demeaned at every opportunity during his 2016 presidential run. And lord knows Mitch doesn't want to take on Trump's Rump faction by allowing a veto proof majority to override a Trump veto, which is the inevitable result within the next week if not days as the reverberations of Trump's folly are broadcast harming America and Americans / 24 hours a day on every news show on the air, national and local.

This needs to end now, and the GOP knows it. They just don't want to have to drop Trump by the curb before Mueller makes it impossible for them not to. They'll swallow the pill on another day.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-10 10:30 PM | Reply

During an interview with Sean Hannity in Texas on Thursday, President Trump reiterated his intentions of using the declaration of a national emergency as a back up plan if negotiations with Congress continue at a stalemate and said he can't think of a reason not to do it.

"If we don't make a deal with Congress, most likely I will do that," he said. "I would actually say I would. I can't imagine any reason why not, because I'm allowed to do it. The law is 100 percent on my side."

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Alrighty then, just go ahead and do it so that the needless suffering will stop. Then we'll find out just how far Trump's "judges" will bend the law to let him have his authoritarian way. Or not.

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-01-11 08:05 AM | Reply

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