The Supreme Court granted President Trump a huge victory when they gave him permission to re-route billions of dollars of military funds to help build the wall yesterday!
Trump announced the big win on Twitter:
News of the Supreme court ruling quickly went viral on social media.
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Unsurprisingly, news of the ruling hit Dems hard, and they immediately took to Twitter to express their outrage!
House Speaker Pelosi was quick to denounce the Supreme Court ruling as thievery:
California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom went the virtue signalling route:
Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris condemned the ruling:
Lesser-known Democrat in the run for presidential nominee Julian Castro echoed Harris' condemnation:
Democrat Sen. Cory Booker called the border wall a "vanity project":
Arizona Democrat Rep. Grijalva called the border crisis a "fake emergency":
Regarding the Democrat outrage over the huge win for Trump, Fox News commented:
The 5-4 ruling, which broke along ideological lines, means President Trump can tap into military funds to begin work to replace fencing along the southern border in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Earlier this month, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco had agreed with a lower-court ruling that prevented the government from tapping that funding.
Trump declared a national emergency along the border to get up to $8.1 billion for wall construction, including the $2.5 billion from the Defense Department. He called the ruling a big win for "Border Security and the Rule of Law."
"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!" he tweeted.
Prominent Democrats criticized the court's logic and Trump's plans to use earmarked funds in an effort to come through on his signature campaign issue. Many argue a wall will not slow the flow of migrants into the United States.
Arizona Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, whose district runs along the U.S.-Mexico border, called Trump's emergency declaration a "pathetic attempt to circumvent Congress."
The Washington Examiner has more to say about prominent Democrats' reactions to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Trump and the border wall:
Democratic lawmakers responded with disgust to the Supreme Court saying Friday evening that the Trump administration can move forward with a plan to use $2.5 billion in Defense Department funds for construction of a border wall along the southern U.S. border.
In a major victory for President Trump, the Supreme Court set aside an injunction from a lower court in California that blocked Trump from siphoning the unused military funds for border wall construction in California, Arizona, and New Mexico while litigation continues.
Every conservative justice ruled in favor of allowing Trump to tap into the money, while the liberal justices voted to deny Trump's plan. Justice Stephen Breyer said he would permit the federal government to negotiate contracts but prohibit actual construction.
Trump tweeted about his big achievement soon after the decision came down, writing, "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!"
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
But many Democratic leaders denounced the Court's ruling throughout Friday evening, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calling the border wall "wasteful" and saying the decision undercuts the rule of law.
"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," Pelosi said in a statement. "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."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the ruling was "deeply regrettable and nonsensical." He also described the decision as a circumvention of Congress's power of the purse.
"It’s a sad day when the president is cheering a decision that may allow him to steal funds from our military to pay for an ineffective and expensive wall for which he promised Mexico would foot the bill," Schumer said in a statement. "I hope that the courts ultimately reach the correct decision that the president doesn’t have the authority to build his ineffective and expensive wall."
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