Let’s get goofy. Ready, set, Pelosi!
In response to SCOTUS granting the President the use of military funds to build the southern border wall, Nancy “the wall is an immorality” Pelosi claimed Donald Trump is going to “steal” money in order to indulge in waste.
It’s the stupidest politics has to offer, and it’s fresh from the spicket!
Here’s her Saturday statement via www.speaker.gov:
Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Supreme Court stayed a ruling against President Trump’s effort to spend funds not appropriated by Congress to build his wasteful, ineffective border wall:
“Our Founders created a democracy, not a monarchy. The Constitution forbids the President from spending funds that were not appropriated by the Congress.
“For months, the President has sought to undermine our military readiness and steal from our men and women in uniform to waste billions on a wasteful, ineffective wall that Congress on a bipartisan basis has repeatedly refused to fund. The Supreme Court’s decision tonight to allow President Trump to defy the bipartisan will of the Congress and proceed with contracts to spend billions of dollars on his wall undermines the Constitution and the law.
“House Democrats will continue to fight to uphold our Constitution and protect our democracy as the case continues on appeal.”
It’s so cool when people in politics make actual points.
This wasn’t one of those times.
It should be noted that Nancy — who has a wall around her own house and had the police come when some yahoos climbed it (here) — voted Yes for 2006’s Fence Act, along with fellow left-wing congresspeople Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama (here).
It should also be observed that following the dictate of the judicial branch in a 3-branch representative democracy has no relation to a monarchy.
If this were a monarchy, Nancy — who I feel absolutely sure smells like Noxzema — would be in a different line of work.
The SCOTUS ruling came Friday, with 5 justices trumping — as it were — 4. The Donald was granted $2.5 billion.
Not too shabby.
That decision overturned a lower-court’s order that the White House remain encumbered by “the constitutional requirement that the Executive Branch not spend money absent an appropriation from Congress.”
9th Circuit: "Because section 8005 did not authorize DoD to reprogram the funds … the use of those funds violates the constitutional requirement that the Executive Branch not spend money absent an appropriation from Congress." https://t.co/ipSpdH2fyt pic.twitter.com/c0pIqEE4Us
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) July 3, 2019
New York’s most eccentric billionaire took a victory lap:
Wow! Big VICTORY on the Wall. The United States Supreme Court overturns lower court injunction, allows Southern Border Wall to proceed. Big WIN for Border Security and the Rule of Law!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
The horror — fear the manarchy!
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