Discussion: GOPers Discuss Changing Definition Of National Security To Stop Trump Tariffs

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Now that he’s retiring, Orrin has discovered a vestigial spine.

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Shorter version
There’s a lot of money at stake here

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Or they could actually do their jobs, too. My understanding is Trade and Commerce is the Congress’ purview, not Cheetolini.

My two cents.

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If they finally find the courage to go against Trump on one issue and the sky does not fall perhaps they will muster enough strength to go against him on other issues thereby causing Humpty Dumpty to fall off the Wall.

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Any change will have to be veto-proof, although Trump has yet to veto any legislation. This one might get his attention.

The “national security” exception is simple. Define it so that it applies only if we are at war. You remember “war,” don’t you? You know, when Congress “declares war” on another country, rather than just letting the President send tens of thousands of troops out to deal with one of his irritations?

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Probably just a tumorous growth.

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Doing something good for the country? The GOP don’t play that way.

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The Congressional GOP putting country before party? Don’t hold your breath

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Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, including Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), fear Trump is sabotaging his own economic gains

Now there’s this (Politico)

Individual senators have met with the president, including me. The Ag committee met with him, the Finance Committee met with him. And there’s nobody for this, said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), the Agriculture Committee chairman. Trump is “a protectionist who has his policy wrapped around the rear axle of a pickup. And it’s hard to get out.”

Aside from a tempered Roberts, I want Politico to name one Republican who is willing to risk a career, should they go against Trump.

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On the other hand, putting money before both party and country is quite plausible.

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While they’re at it –perhaps GOPers could discuss terms of the 25th Amendment.

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

I’m thinking about the words “unable” and “discharge.”

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All talk. Won’t happen. Cute story though.

Orrin Hatch?! C’mon.

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I hope these Senators fail. Depriving me the joy of seeing millions of Trump voters lose their jobs would be so unfair. Ditto for all the Dems voters that stayed at home in '16.

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Not really. You know how to stop his tariffs Orrin?

Come on, you can say it. Impeachment. I suspect you have the necessary goods to do it. Just ask Bob Mueller.

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US Contitution, Article I, section 8
The Congress shall have power … To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes

Congress gave the president an inch in this area and Trump has taken several light years.

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Not shocking. GOP changes definitions whenever it suits their short-term goals.

Like when they changed their definition of porn-star-screwing vulgar narcissistic manchild to “Leader of the evangelicals.”

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Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, including Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), fear Trump is sabotaging his own economic gains…

Name them. And don’t start with “tax cuts.”

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“You can take away democracy.
You can take away our decency.
You can take away our national lands.
But don’t you dare interfere with a revenue source.”

The nobility is so inspiring.

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I hear the Cilantro Growers and Harvesters Conglomeration are big backers of Hatch.