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Utah Republican (RINO?) senators Mitt Romney and Mike Lee are salty that Trump is diverting funds designated for their state to build the border wall, so they’re trying to take matters into their own hands to stop him.
Instead of banding together with the president, whom they have expressed “disappointment” in to combat the immigration emergency plaguing our nation, Lee has introduced a bill (the Article One Act), co-sponsored by Romney into Congress to restrict President Trump’s ability to act in emergencies like the border crisis!
So, basically, since they weren’t happy with Trump diverting funds from their state to help end a national emergency, they’re trying to completely limit our president’s power to take action in ALL emergency situations.
This is not good and appears to not be well through through.
Take a look at this breaking news that hit Twitter:
Here's what Mike Lee had to say on Twitter about why he is introducing the Article One Act into Congress:
KSL has more details on the bill and why Romney & Lee want to limit President Trump's power:
The Trump administration is diverting $54 million in projects at Hill Air Force Base to help fund construction of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Utah GOP Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney said the Air Force told them Wednesday that money appropriated by Congress for the Hill projects would instead be spent on the wall as a result of President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration in February. Both senators had urged the Defense Department to protect funding for the Utah projects.
“Congress has been ceding far too much power to the executive branch for decades and it is far past time for Congress to restore the proper balance of power between the three branches,” Lee said in a statement.
Pentagon officials on Tuesday said the Defense Department would redirect $3.6 billion from 127 existing military construction projects to build about 175 miles of wall on the southern border.
Lee said his proposed Article One Act would correct the imbalances caused by the National Emergencies Act.
The bill, co-sponsored by Romney, would automatically end all future emergency declarations made under the National Emergencies Act after 30 days unless Congress votes to extend them. Congress now can cancel an emergency declaration only by passing a resolution that withstands a presidential veto.
Romney said he is “disappointed” that despite the concerns he and Lee raised, the projects will be “delayed.”
“Funding the border wall is an important priority, and the executive branch should use the appropriate channels in Congress, rather than divert already appropriated funding away from military construction projects and therefore undermining military readiness,” he said in a statement.
Politico gave more background on why Romney and Lee are taking out their frustration on President Trump:
The Trump administration has diverted money from FEMA to immigration enforcement. And the president is moving ahead with a plan to tap $3.6 billion in military construction funds for his border wall, impacting dozens of projects throughout the country – including in a number of red districts and states that backed Trump. The move even frustrated members of Trump’s own party, with Republican Sens. Mike Lee and Mitt Romney of Utah both criticizing the plan. "Congress has been ceding far too much powers to the executive branch for decades and it is far past time for Congress to restore the proper balance of power between the three branches,” Lee said in a statement.