GOP Senators crap their pants is FEAR they will have to back Trump on the Wall
- Sen. Rand Paul has disappointed me yet again. He is doing his usual pussy, limp-wristed libertarian discussion group BS - - - - meanwhile the open borders Dems & GOP have brought knives and chains to a street fight with Trump.
Vice President Mike Pence faced a wall of resistance from Senate Republicans on Tuesday as he tried to sell President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration on the southern border, according to multiple GOP sources.
The pointed reception at the GOP lunch raised further doubts among Senate Republicans that the administration will be able to hold down defections on a crucial vote to block the president in the coming weeks.
“There was a lot of passion from some of our members. And I think there is some skepticism. People are just genuinely concerned that we’re doing the right thing,” said one Republican senator, who requested anonymity to speak candidly.
Pence told Republicans that Trump’s plan to unilaterally shift billions in military spending to border wall construction was not like President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, according to four attendees.
|The Open Borders GOP never passes up an opportunity to raise the white flag and surrender.|
He argued Trump is using an existing law and money approved by Congress, unlike Obama’s efforts to shield some immigrants from deportation.
But it appeared Pence’s pitch did little to move wavering GOP senators.
“I didn’t think his argument was very good. ‘We’ve got a crisis, that means the president can do this.’ That’s essentially the argument,” said a second Republican senator who is undecided on whether to stand with Trump.
As many as 10 Senate Republicans could support a resolution of disapproval if a vote were held today, according to four GOP senators who attended the lunch and heard Republican senators' complaints. That’s far more than the four needed to pass the legislation on a simple majority and force Trump to issue the first veto of his presidency. Currently there are three public ‘yes‘ votes in the Senate GOP conference.
As the vice president stumped for Trump’s national emergency maneuver, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) argued to Pence that his party would be ceding the high ground on the issue, one of about a half-dozen Republicans to raise questions about the move during the lunch.
“The vice president pushed back,” said a source familiar with the exchange. Pence “gave the explanation that this diverges from DACA,” the source said, referring to an Obama administration action protecting some undocumented immigrants. “We would characterize it as a very productive discussion.”
"Sen. Paul had a friendly discussion with the vice president, that if we do go down this path it will damage our ability to be considered the party of rule of law," said a Paul spokesman.
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|Hey Deplorable - Feel that Dick up your ass? That is the open borders GOP.|