McSally, Sinema split on Trump’s emergency declaration over border

MCSALLY SUPPORTS BORDER SECURITY MEASURE, SINEMA OPPOSES IT

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Arizona’s senators, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Krysten Sinema,  voted along party lines on a resolution to annul the border emergency Trump declared last month.

“Arizonans know there is a humanitarian and security crisis at the border – drugs are killing and harming loved ones in communities everywhere,” McSally said in a tweet.

Sinema issued a statement Thursday claiming it is the job of Congress to appropriate funds for border security.

“While there is more work for Congress to do, the emergency declaration undermines critical military assets across our country and unnecessarily puts at risk resources for Arizona servicemembers and national security,” she said.

However McSally said she had “spoken with the Acting Secretary of Defense, the President and Vice President to underscore that we must ensure military readiness while also funding border security. As a result, no Arizona military construction projects from Fiscal Year 2019 will be impacted.”

12 Comments

  1. Why are people so stupid? Every other country has walls or just shoot the intruders, why are we different. America has become a big bleeding heart to help the rest of the world. Why is it and we can’t help our own people.

  2. Congress has done nothing for decades about securing this country. Probably since Eisenhower sent Border Patrol all over our country after WWII to send all aliens back to their homes so AMERICAN VETS could have jobs has anything been done about aliens. He was such a radical. Congress hasn’t done their job for years. They exist to raise money for re-election. McSally came to the party late – only after her announcement of “rape”, where she won’t name anyone, has she stepped up. She flopped with her “new” but she did get a little face time. She’s nothing but a McCain clone that lost AZ 2 seats and unless she’s primaried she’ll lose our Senate seat.

  3. Republicans had control of all branches of the government for two years. Had they wanted a wall they could have gotten it. Odd that Trump waited until he needs to invent an emergence to rile up his dwindling base.

    Makes one think that actually getting a wall was never the goal; maintain excuses to keep using the rhetoric of fear was always the plan.

  4. “If our military is not to be used to protect our country by enforcing our immigration laws and the maintaining the integrity of our borders against an unarmed invasion, under what conditions will our politicians use the military to protect the country?”

    But that’s not what is being proposed. Trump is not sending soldiers to the border to defend against some imagined “invasion” (inflammatory rhetoric to the contrary). He wants to pilfer military funds to build a vanity project. (Which he swore Mexico would pay for; promises made, promises broken)

    That pilfering will leave our military less prepared for actual military matters. He is in fact making us worse off.

    • the money is not to come from readiness funds but ‘new’ construction. You know gyms, offices and stuff like that. But like a true lefty you try to make it out as something else. He has sent ‘soldiers’ to help on the border, he is trying to do as he said he would disregarding the whose gonna pay for it. The politicians have said for years particularly the democraps that a wall is needed and will work. Now the truth is out that its just their petty grievances that mr trump won is what is keeping things from moving forward. The left had the congress also for several years under bho and THEY DID NOTHING at all about anything, except to increase welfare and government dependency. Now they are also screaming about the need to work to receive welfare benefits and that is not part of their agenda. They want cradle to grave dependency on the government and if you do some research you will find that is something that really doesnt work. Just look at the brits, the french et al.

  5. People who choose to not recognize and/or accept the humanitarian crisis at the Mexico border (especially at the bordering states, like Arizona) truly have another agenda. Our country will be so much safer as a result of our President’s persistence to protect the AMERICAN people 🇺🇸 THANK YOU MR. PRESIDENT❣️

  6. Sinema like all the Democrats are in denial and don’t want solutions The military is well taken care of and an excuse and incomprehensible representing a border state that has a high rate of drugs and human trafficking

  7. “While there is more work for Congress to do, the emergency declaration undermines critical military assets across our country and unnecessarily puts at risk resources for Arizona servicemembers)(sic) and national security,” she said. Does Senator
    Sinema not understand that a border, a border protected by the nation’s military, is the first line of defense against those who would invade our country and the fact that the illegals crossing our southern border do not have weapons does not change the fact that their intent is to make our country theirs by simply crossing our border and taking up residence here because a majority of our politicians have made it clear to them that they do not have the moral integrity and courage to send them back across the border? If our military is not to be used to protect our country by enforcing our immigration laws and the maintaining the integrity of our borders against an unarmed invasion, under what conditions will our politicians use the military to protect the country?

  8. well well richard, back again to smack down anyone who holds the security of the country/state/county at risk. At least although a rino, she will vote to do what is needed, which is way more than mclame ever did.

    With all the articles everyday telling of the influx of criminal illegals crossing over at places like lukeville and along naco and the nm border you still cannot see the forest due to the trees.

    Mr trump is the only guy doing what he said he was going to do and you on the left just cant stand it. BTW when are you going to start whinning about peelousey and company SHOWING their tax stements, and when will they show their crooked business deals? I seem to remember that her husband was found to have his fingers is special MILITARY contracts BEFORE anyone else got their in! So what cha say, get going on her and schemers stuff 1st. Let the president have a chance to do his job for once. If they spent as much time doing stuff for the country well we might not be falling behind in research and stuff!!

  9. I plan to do my part to insure mcsally time in US Srnate is very short lived. Vote her behind out!

    Ypu know how to do this Arizona you just voted her out last November. Lets do it again in 2020.

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