Not Quite an Emergency
During a speech Saturday night in Bowling Green, [Rand] Paul said he "can't vote to give extra-Constitutional powers to the president," according to the Bowling Green Daily News.
"I can't vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn't been appropriated by Congress," Paul said, as reported by the Bowling Green newspaper. "We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn't authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it's a dangerous thing."
What they're ACTUALLY scared of is the precedent this would set for a future Democratic president. To be fair if a Democratic President declared Climate Change a national emergency I would be EXTREMELY on board. But, giving the president funds from previously appropriated areas because he wants to show his base he can do things.... Nah.
(Cover Photo: Alex Wong)