Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration

Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration

Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration

Republicans on Capitol Hill have mixed feelings about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's impeachment comments, with many telling The Daily Caller News Foundation they believe it is a ploy for 2020 and that she will switch course eventually.

The legislation, proposed by Sen. Inside a private luncheon with other Republican senators after the Pence gathering, Tillis made the case that if the White House agreed to some form of Lee's legislation, that would mean a president would be giving up some of his executive powers - a rarity, according to a person briefed on the closed-door discussion.

Rep. Mo Brooks said in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News that any constitutional concern over Trump's emergency declaration amounts to "pure, unadulterated B.S".

In New York, federal prosecutors are examining the president's role in hush-money payments shortly before the election to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep them quiet about affairs they said they had with Trump.

Steyer said Pelosi's position is weak and called on congressional Democrats to stand up and fight for Trump's removal. Although he said Trump has the power for his current declaration, McConnell said Republican senators were now questioning: "Was it too broad back in the '70s when it was passed?"

"They are looking for an opportunity to look like they're independent, but they're not addressing this issue right now of the President's emergency", said Brown. Congress can vote to block a declaration, but the two-thirds majorities required to overcome presidential vetoes make it hard for lawmakers to prevail.

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Since assuming the speakership in January, Pelosi has said that clear evidence and bipartisan support were needed for impeachment, despite the persistent efforts of Democratic colleagues and her own personal misgivings about Trump's fitness for office. Other Republican senators who back the resolution are Alaska's Lisa Murkowski, Maine's Susan Collins and Kentucky's Rand Paul. That is something, this senator said, "no White House counsel would ever agree to". That has been "helpful", said Lankford, who added that he plans to oppose the disapproval measure.

Although he acknowledged that impeaching a sitting president is a "difficult and serious task", Steyer said his campaign seeks to empower Americans to organize and have a voice in this conversation.

Last month, Steyer threatened to go after Democrats who didn't support impeachment, pledging to use his resources to get them removed. "And so I want to know how much I'm with him on this because, so far, I like what he's said". "But we really have abdicated our responsibility".

Lee's announcement comes as a Morning Consult/Politico report comes out which suggests that almost three-quarters of Republican voters would more likely vote for a candidate if they backed Trump's national emergency on the border.

Under a four-decade old law, presidents have wide leeway in declaring a national emergency. But many of of them have constitutional issues with the move and are anxious that his attempt to seize funds they appropriated to other military projects for his long-sought border wall could undercut projects they deem important. The Dems are 100% United, as usual, on a 20% issue, Open Borders and Crime.

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