The dunderhead Republican chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), looks and sounds like he’s in over his head, like he’s just there to make friends, to let the Democrats have whatever they want with his focus on being “one of the popular kids in school.” Take whatever you want, Democrats, just don’t include him in your mean comments about President Trump. With this as the kind of weak quislings our President has to depend upon to support him in doing his job, it’s not surprising that he’s struggled to get anything done that can’t be done on his own.
The House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to the defense spending bill on Thursday which revokes a 2001 law giving the president authority to wage war against al Qaeda and its affiliates unless a replacement provision is created. The current Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), was initially approved as a response to the 9/11 attacks. It has since formed the basis for the Iraq War and fighting ISIS and Syria.
Will Democrats hold fighting terrorists hostage to their agenda? – Absolutely, if there’s any way possible
The Republicans have once again sold out Americans, handing over to the Democrats, without any justification or reciprocity, a weapon with which to obtain concessions, possibly huge ones, in order for President Trump to protect us in the manner he can presently do without Democrat approval. Will they attempt to negotiate the border wall into oblivion or force reentry into the climate hoax? The skies the limit and with the weak opposition presented by the GOP, we can expect they’ll shoot for the moon.
In effect, if approved by the Senate and included in the final version of the defense bill, they just removed President Trump’s ability to fight terrorism. It’s a victory for Democrats who believe all terrorists are really just misunderstood humanitarians who didn’t get an equal shot at life and made the rational decision to become blood-thirsty ideological butchers.
If we just let them all into the country, they contend, made them American citizens and supported them with our money, special privileges, and agreed to subordinate ourselves to them and their Sharia Law, we’d all be holding hands, singing and dancing like on big happy family.
There is that problem with the “ISIS Democrats” not approving of singing or dancing. And they can’t hold hands with us, we’re unclean infidels. And our women would have to have their own circles as they can’t mingle with the men. They can bond with their fellow lower-than-a-goat females and dance with each other, though, once they’ve healed up from the gang-raping and their remedial genital mutilation.
The amendment, submitted by Democrat and rabid Trump-hater Barbara Lee (D-CA), would revoke the 2001 AUMF after 240 days following the passing of the act, forcing Congress to vote on a new AUMF in the interim. We all know how great they are at getting things done within the allotted time constraints – ISIS must be celebrating the surrender of the infidels.
Foreign Affairs pushed back – A provision changing existing law may not be reported in a general appropriation bill
The House Foreign Affairs Committee has complained that Frelinghuysen should have ruled the amendment “out of order.” Cory Fritz, the Foreign Affairs panel’s deputy staff director for communications contends that the appropriations committee has no jurisdiction. “House Rules state that ‘a provision changing existing law may not be reported in a general appropriation bill.’ The Foreign Affairs Committee has sole jurisdiction over Authorizations for the Use of Military Force.”
Only one member of the body, House Appropriations defense subcommittee Chairwoman Kay Granger (R-TX) opposed the amendment, arguing that it’s a policy issue and has no place in an appropriations bill. She said, the AUMF “is necessary to fight the global war on terrorism. The amendment is a deal breaker and would tie the hands of the U.S. to act unilaterally or with partner nations with regard to al Qaeda and … affiliated terrorism. It cripples our ability to conduct counterterrorism operations.”
Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) noted that Lee’s arguments had changed his mind. He said, “I was going to vote no, but we’re debating right now. I’m going to be with you on this and your tenacity has come through.” It’s bad for America, but her tenacity is so impressive, he’ll vote yes anyway.
Not leaving the embarrassing stupidity to the Democrats, the old fool running the show, Frelinghuysen, joked, “You’re making converts all over the place, Mrs. Lee. That’s not completely true, Chairman, not outside of the room you sellouts are occupying.
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