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United States Constitution, Article I, Section 9.

…No money shall be drawn from the treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by law; and a regular statement and account of receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time…

Representative Vicky Hartzler (r) [2016 file photo].

Today, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
(1/2) The president’s emergency declaration today is needed to protect our border from the flow of deadly drugs into our communities. His emergency powers give him the authority to redirect funding to protect the American people,
11:53 AM – 15 Feb 2019 from Washington, DC

Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
(2/2) and I believe there are non-defense areas of the government where it is appropriate to do so. I stand by him on this issue, and I will continue to monitor this solution to ensure it champions national security as well as border security.
11:54 AM – 15 Feb 2019 from Washington, DC

Some of the comments:

It is appalling to know you support this dictatorial use of power. If you truly believe what you say, why can’t he declare a state of emergency to arrest those of us oppose his declaration to protect the American people?

Can’t BELIEVE you condone this fake emergency & the precedent it sets for future Presidents. This should be deamed unconstitutionally. Do you understand what could be done with $8 BILLION in education? In healthcare? In infrastructure? No. Because you hide from constituents.

Can’t wait to see how this ages when there’s a Democrat President. But then, you’re no longer concerned about the ballooning deficit either.

If there’s an election in 2020.

Most of them drugs come through legal ports of entry according to the DEA and CBP , but why bother about facts when you can be a cheerleader for @potus and his colossal ego-political game?

Shame. This is actually called cowardice and irresponsible.

Tell yourself that, Vicky! No one wants to hear your lies. If this is the hill you choose to end your career on, sobeit!

Where’s. The. Data. To. Support. Your. Claim.

The national emergency is that we have an inept, narcissistic, lying nincompoop for a President. He denies and dismisses facts and makes shit up and I have zero respect for any member of Congress who encourages, supports or endorses that.

When you look in the mirror tonight, sound of silence will begin playing in your head

You are violating your oath of office. Resign.

This is fabricated BS, there is no national emergency .. everybody knows that. You are disgrace to the people of #MO4

You are a hypocrite of the highest order.

You’re corrupt and a disgrace.

You are on the wrong side of Constitutional Law and if you have half a brain you know it. You should be ashamed. You are violating your oath of office and we will come for you.

Show me whatever data you have to justify your position. Prove your statements.

you’re an embarrassment to the separation of powers and should be ashamed of yourself

Lies @RepHartzler , you are just regurgitating Trump’s lies. Disgusting

I’m not in favor of an imperial President, but if that is the direction the GOP chooses to go in, I look forward to a future president addressing climate change and gun violence with a sincere sense of morality.

It is not an emergency if Congress has time to act and chose not to. It is a policy disagreement. Your flawed reasoning would allow a president to enact single payer health care in response to a crisis such as 40 million Americans not having health insurance. This is terrible.

“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”

If it was an emergency it would have been an emergency long before now. Quit it already.

What a hill to fly your trite and tattered flag from. Missourians deserve better. #VoteThemOut

Shocking, I say…

God, you are just the worst.

Trump also said it was not an emergency in his whacked out press briefing. Do you endorse attacking the press and lying? Do you think @potus demonstrates the character and level of integrity
suitable for the office of the Presidency? #FAKENationalEmergency

Wow. The only emergency at our border is the one the president caused by separating families and locking up babies, and you damn well know it. Most drugs come in through legal points of entry, and you know that too. Shame on you.


Donald Trump (r): “the Constitution is unconstitutional” (February 14, 2019)