Senator Marco Rubio will not support President Trump’s national emergency, so Diamond and Silk are calling for him to resign.
The Sun Sentinel reported that Florida’s Republican U.S. senators disagree about President Donald Trump’s move to declare a “national emergency” to build part of a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said he fears the precedent such a presidential action would set. And, he said, it appears to violate the Constitution, which clearly gives Congress the authority to appropriate money.
“We have a crisis at our southern border, but no crisis justifies violating the Constitution,” Rubio said. “Today’s national emergency is border security. But a future president may use this exact same tactic to impose the Green New Deal.”
Rubio, in a statement issued before Trump’s planned declaration, said it’s possible he might end up supporting the move, but said it’s unlikely. “I will wait to see what statutory or constitutional power the president relies on to justify such a declaration before making any definitive statement. But I am skeptical it will be something I can support.”
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Fox Nation hosts Diamond and Silk said Friday that Republican Sen. Marco Rubio should resign because he opposes President Trump’s national emergency declaration on the border.
The duo, whose real names are Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, told Fox News ahead of Friday’s announcement that Trump was elected to use taxpayers’ dollars for what they want, including the wall.
“I don’t care what Marco Rubio say or whatever his name is, I don’t care what he thinks. Here’s what we think as the American people: When you use our tax dollars, use our tax dollars for what we want. We want a wall!” Diamond said, and her sister agreed.
“Now if Marco Rubio don’t like that, maybe he should just step down for Congress, too,” she added.
Although Rubio agreed that there was a crisis at the southern border, he said Thursday that he doesn’t believe that means Trump should take executive action to circumvent Congress in order to get the southern border wall built. He also said this action could set a dangerous precedent for future presidents.
“We have a crisis at our southern border, but no crisis justifies violating the Constitution,” Rubio said Thursday. “Today’s national emergency is border security. But a future president may use this exact same tactic to impose the ‘Green New Deal.’”
On Friday, Trump held a Rose Garden address where he announced that he was in the process of signing the necessary paperwork to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.
This comes more than a month after he addressed the nation from the Oval Office amid the partial government shutdown and said there was a humanitarian crisis at the border when it came to drugs, human trafficking, and crime.