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The Democratically-controlled House of Representatives voted to terminate the declaration of national emergency from President Donald Trump on Tuesday and 13 Republicans joined them.

A resolution of disapproval to overturn Trump’s move passed the House by a vote of 245-182, with almost every Democrat and 13 Republicans supporting the measure.

Trump declared a national emergency earlier this month when Congress failed to meet his request of $8 billion for a barrier along the southern border.

Five lawmakers did not vote, including two Republicans: New York’s John Katko, who is one of three GOP members in districts that Hillary Clinton won in 2016 and Missouri’s Ann Wagner. Others not voting were Democrats Lois Frankel of Florida, Steve Cohen of Tennessee and Peter A. DeFazio of Oregon.

Here is the list of Republican U.S. representatives who voted to terminate the national emergency declaration at the border:

  • Justin Amash, Michigan
  • Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania
  • Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin
  • Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
  • Will Hurd, Texas
  • Dusty Johnson, South Dakota
  • Thomas Massie, Kentucky
  • Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington
  • Francis Rooney, Florida
  • Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin
  • Elise Stefanik, New York
  • Fred Upton, Michigan
  • Greg Walden, Oregon

Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.) has been very vocal in his opposition to the declaration. He argues that the action would be unconstitutional because it was taken in order to circumvent the opposition from Congress.

“In order to be consistent in preserving the constitutional structure of our Republic,” Massie tweeted, “I will be voting for the resolution to prevent the President from using a national emergency declaration to re-appropriate money for the wall.”

Massie added that he does support the border wall and he supports the president, but he opposes this act that he says undermines the checks and balances in our federal system.

Although the resolution passed easily in the House and may narrowly pass the Senate, it will almost certainly fail after President Trump vetoes it.

Congress can overturn a presidential veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses, but the bill doesn’t have nearly that level of support.

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34 Comments

34 Comments

  1. Teflon714

    February 27, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Vote them all out every last Treasonous bastard that did their will and not the public weal they swore an Oath to.

    • Creola

      February 27, 2019 at 7:33 pm

      Absolutely!

    • neo

      February 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

      Let’s hope the populace finally gets that they are more for the illegals than the citizens of our nation…

    • Andre Alexsen

      February 27, 2019 at 10:47 pm

      ROGER THAT ..TEFLON…GOD BLESS AMERICA PRESIDENT TRUMP OUR MILITARY , ICE , BORDER PATROL AND PATRIOTS AND DEFEND USA FIRST !! KEEP IT LOCKED DOWN ! TILL WALL IS UP !AND TRAITORS ARE DOWN !

    • Suzanne Russell

      February 28, 2019 at 9:08 am

      I agree totally! They should not be allowed to hold office anymore. They have proved that they are pawns in the hands of the Democrats who seek to destroy this country by their ivory tower programs. They are not rooted in common sense or care of people that deal in reality every day.

    • bill

      February 28, 2019 at 2:47 pm

      I’m wondering just how many illegal immigrants the gutless wonders will take into their homes and support them. Why do they keep using the word UNCONSTITUTIONAL when the Constitution is written for AMERICAN CITIZENS and not for people who cross the American border without the proper documentation???????????????
      Just more libturd diabolical crap trying to destroy the sitting American President who won the election that was rigged for hillary to win. Pieces of snail dung is what is causing the whole fiasco. I hope their legs grow together.

  2. Mary Johnson

    February 27, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    Now it is up to President trump to veto them

    • Hedy

      February 27, 2019 at 6:40 pm

      Yes, did you see the stupid dimwit in the middle in the blue suit.

  3. Richard Cole

    February 27, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    One thing is very apparent, there are a lot of elected legislature members that care only for their plush life style and power and care not one whit about the security of this country or even the safety of the people who voted them into office. Mark these words, “We the People” will remember come election day 2020.

  4. mileaway

    February 27, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Could all of those Republicans that voted against Trump be any further from the border? They actually are probably more Democrats than Republicans to start with.

    NOT ONE of them will ever get a penny of my money or vote again. I have STOPPED contributing to the Republican Committees that fund these people.

    I am sick of fake Republicans that don’t back the only person that has stood up for and made huge changes for the good for our country nd ALL Americans!

    • Al

      February 27, 2019 at 8:55 pm

      Also, the morons that didn’t vote are considered voting with demonRATS.

  5. Mary Johnson

    February 27, 2019 at 6:39 pm

    Well to continue to say it is unconstitutional is incorrect the constitution say we are to protect our borders. The hill needs to learn to read and understand the constitution.

  6. WEF

    February 27, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    I fully respect and agree with Massie regarding why he voted the way he did. However I think the rest are just a bunch of traitors

  7. paul goodmon

    February 27, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    build the wall now and kick pelosie and schumer the other side of it

  8. Karin

    February 27, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    The president’s declaration is not breaking the set rules of the division of power . The declaration was made when the Congress refused to except the words of the American people and the wants of the American people . Therefore it was perfectly acceptable for the presidential branch to make the decision to support the American people and not illegal immigrants . This congressional persons are in the process of trying to show that Americans know nothing nothing about the constitutional laws and the division of power we need to change that . We are in fact in a war with Congress at this moment at the end it is still in the hands of voters to make the changes . But not representing the wants and needs of the people is what often leads to more harsh measures .

  9. Marlene deRonde

    February 27, 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Build the Wall and put those who voted against it on the other side to live out their life. Going against President Trump and the good for the American Citizens won’t get you re-elected . . . That’s a good thing-!!!

  10. ImJustAvg

    February 27, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Someone voting their consciences is fine and expected! I have no problem with the 13 Republicans that voted for it. After all we elected them to represent our voting district and not the party line! The problem I have with ALL the Democrats voting the party line or not voting at all. Some of those Democrats must be from states that are adversely affected by all the ILLEGAL Immigrants – those are the ones I consider Traitors! I can understand the people in the Northern and North Eastern states voting for the bill, because they have only minor effect from having an open border! But already, the number of ILLEGALS Immigrants they have in California than the total population of North and South Dakota, plus Montana and Idaho! So ALL the Californian delegates should be voting against this bill!
    So YES, I do consider Pelosi and Waters and so many more TRAITORS to their US Citizens in their state and to the American people in general!
    WE NEED TO FORCE TERM LIMITS ON ALL THESE OLD BURNT OUT POLITICIANS that consider themselves above the law! That voted themselves a medical and retirement system that was better than any other line of work or profession – AND then tell us that Social Security is plenty for US Senior at the same time giving MUCH more to ILLEGAL Immigrants that should not get even 1 dollar from US Tax Payers!
    Drain the Swamp!

  11. Frank Campo

    February 27, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    Recall the RINO”s

    • Robin

      February 28, 2019 at 9:01 am

      Absolutely correct in your post.
      Term and age limits are a must to turn this BS around.
      America is fighting it’s own government to put the laws in action that that they as government elected officials were hired to do.
      They are serving their own agendas, getting rich off the people and putting themselves above the people they serve.
      ENOUGH! Vote for the changes people, WE have the powers

  12. guillermo

    February 27, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    Rather than allow Congress their August recess, every member should be required to work alongside Border patrol! And they should also be required to stay in the detention centers.

  13. Helen

    February 27, 2019 at 9:18 pm

    Congress shouldn’t be allowed their August recess, instead they should be required to work alongside border patrol. And they should be forced to stay in the detention centers.

  14. Michael

    February 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    Greg Walden, at townhall I asked you to work with Trump what in the hell you doing you said you would work with Trump Damn liar, people of central and eastern Oregon please let’s get a new republican face in and vote out Greg Walden traitor.

  15. Earnie Bailey

    February 27, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    We the people are not important to the people we put in office. Each of 245 votes against border security care more about illegal immigrants then they do for American citizens. Maybe it’s because they are accustom to their own actions are illegal.
    Democrats are changing our country in a direction that is looking bad.for democracy and freedom. One dumb-o-crat gave as much of America he could while being president. Now that someone has stepped in to respond and make America great again, Democrats want to stop him. They are not good for Americans.

  16. Jimbo

    February 27, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Hopefully, if anyone or member of their family is killed or severely injured by an illegal, it will NOT be anyone who supported President Trump’s Emergency Declaration designed to protect American citizens and legal residents. As far as those in both parties who voted to defeat it …you got what you voted for and the normal people of America will have no sympathy.

  17. Joseph Kempski

    February 27, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Fuck voting them out, hang them for treason

  18. LST

    February 28, 2019 at 12:10 am

    What do you call 1,000 democrats chained together on the ocean floor? A good start.

  19. solange Silverman

    February 28, 2019 at 1:57 am

    If the bill is bound to fail, which it will when Pres. Trump vetoes it, why all the initial sensationalism? This is what I call a “non~story.” Tell me when something actually happens.

  20. Pasquale

    February 28, 2019 at 2:40 am

    The legislature is not the Executive. They should legislate and quit bitching.

  21. Nick Byrne

    February 28, 2019 at 6:43 am

    To ALL Texans, GET RID OF HURD THE NEXT ELECTION OR SOONER IF POSSIBLE. It is up to us all to do our part.

    • Nhan Hoang

      February 28, 2019 at 7:04 pm

      agree. I wrote his name on my list for 2020 I Hope everyone who support the president will remember his name to vote him out.

  22. Mike Hansen

    February 28, 2019 at 8:22 am

    A Republican from TEXAS voted against Trump??? Well, they the end of his career!!!!!

  23. Tom

    February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am

    While I staunchly lean to the Right in my beliefs and actions, I also am against the President delaring a National Emergency in this case. To Representative Massie’s point— it is another step on the slippery slope of eroding our system of checks and balances.

    And remember, the Republicans won’t aleays be in power (Obama’s abusive actions came back ti haunt the Dems)… It is time that Congress quits playing partisan games… It is their fault that we have come to this… Time for them to do their jobs and cone up with solutions…

    If we aren’t careful, we will have a full blown Civil War on our hands— then the President can declare a National Emergency

  24. Yank

    February 28, 2019 at 10:39 am

    Hey, Massey… You said, “In order to be consistent in preserving the constitutional structure of our Republic,” Then you said, “If we aren’t careful, we will have a full blown Civil War on our hands— then the President can declare a National Emergency”. The Socialist Democrats are doing EVERYTHING to destroy America and Our Constitution and you bought right into their plan. Then you declared “we will have a full blown civil war on our hands!” That may very well be the case anyhow, you twit! Let me guess, you think the drugs coming in over the border are a form of population control??!! VOTE EVERY ONE OF THESE RINO MORONS OUT OF OFFICE!

  25. Shawn Dollar

    February 28, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Where was the checks and balances for the democratic criminals before President Trump you ass clown rinos it’s time for a lot of corrupt politicians to fall and not stand again since their nothing but against the true American people wishes I say fuck it clean house and start over again leave Trump as President and his team but anything below that we should see new faces

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