Douglas Rivlin: “Senators should vote ‘Yes’ and stand with the Constitution and their constituents instead of enabling the political obsessions of this dangerously unfit president.”
Today, September 25th, the U.S. Senate will vote on S.J.Res.54 – a joint resolution to revoke the national emergency declared by President Trump in February 2019, which the President used to divert money from military construction projects and other priorities to fund portions of his unpopular border wall. America’s Voice strongly recommends a “Yes” vote on S.J. Res. 54.
The following is a statement from Douglas G. Rivlin, Director of Communications for America’s Voice:
America’s Voice strongly recommends a ‘Yes’ vote on S.J. Res. 54.
Today’s Senate vote is a referendum on whether Senators will remain complicit as President Trump subverts constitutional checks and balances and runs roughshod over the legislative branch in pursuit of his border wall obsession. But of course, this is not an abstract debate about governance or merely a vote about executive overreach.
With fresh evidence of the direct harm to many of their states caused by Trump’s fake emergency and diversion of funds, it’s a test for Senate Republicans about whether they will continue to coddle Trump or side with their constituents and military families who would benefit from military projects, schools, and emergency preparedness funds that are being diverted.
Raiding military projects for the border wall and Trump’s obsession with building it are a perfect encapsulation of the Trump presidency, reflecting his autocratic approach to governance, racist and xenophobic political motivations, and reliance on flat-out lies.
Senators should vote ‘Yes’ and stand with the Constitution and their constituents instead of enabling the political obsessions of this dangerously unfit president.