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originally posted by: Ohanka
So now the Left's latest scheme to undermine the authority of the government and further divide the country is to waste congress' time by introducing bills they know full well will not be passed.
originally posted by: Profusion
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) announced on Twitter late Sunday that she is preparing to introduce two bills on Monday in response to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on immigration and refugees.
In a series of three tweets, Feinstein said that Trump should not be able to “unilaterally ban groups of immigrants,” which is why she is preparing to introduce the legislation.
Feinstein said the first bill would rescind Trump’s executive order while the second would limit Trump’s executive authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Top Senate Democrat announces legislation to reverse Trump’s immigration executive order
The POTUS attempts to keep his campaign promises in the first week of his administration only to have Congress rise up in the way that's described in the article linked above? Would that be unprecedented in American history?
What would that do to Trump? I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility that he could end up resigning if his initiatives are all blocked.
I believe something similar happened to Obama.
WHY OBAMA HAS FAILED TO CLOSE GUANTÁNAMO
Does anyone recall Obama signing an executive order to close the Guantánamo military prison just after he took office? After that failed, I believe he never regained his confidence in terms of acting unilaterally.
originally posted by: Caver78
First off it's a republican congress.
Secondly you know...Feinstein.
originally posted by: EightAhoy
Ah, yes. The woman who has had only taxpayer funded jobs for 55 years. She's nearly 84, just had a pacemaker installed this month, and faces re-election in 2018 (if she decides to run). I think she's taking on the role of being the water carrier and won't run for re-election. We'll see more and more "go nowhere" legislation introduced by Feinstein with Senators in Dark Blue states then co-sponsoring to gain approval from their constituents.
Before anyone worries about a veto-proof majority and whether R's will vote for the bill, it needs to clear Committee, then have McConnell green-light it for the Senate calendar. Unlikely.