Political commentator and 30-year radio host Rush Limbaugh spoke Friday about the largely ignored bill that will be President Donald Trump’s first veto since in office, concerning his emergency declaration.
The president said multiple times that he planned to veto the bill, should it pass through the Senate, which it did.
“… the Senate and the House just demonstrated why the flood of illegal aliens has not been stopped. They just demonstrated why it hasn’t been fixed. It could have been fixed in a matter of minutes,” Limbaugh said.
“All Congress has to do is close the loopholes (primarily on asylum) and it would not cost a dime. Folks, it is disgusting, it’s traitorous that our representatives have not tried to fix the problem. It is costing us untold billions of dollars, with God knows how many lives lost or ruined by drugs and violence. Historians are gonna look back on this and wonder why so many congressmen sat on their hands and let our country be destroyed over a bunch of garbage,” The commentator went on.
Limbaugh then went on to comment on freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her headline-creating line of questioning from the House floor and how her rhetoric has played into the national opinion on the issue of immigration:
“There are further developments here on Ocasio-Cortez talking to the CEO of Wells Fargo. Markers are being laid down here. In any attempt to stop illegal immigration, markers are being laid down to pressure people into not supporting stopping illegal immigration.
“Meanwhile, the Drive-By Media are having conniption fits over Trump’s promise to veto the resolution terminating his emergency declaration. They are portraying this as practically an act of a dictator. It’s partly what Joe Lockhart was just talking about. So Trump’s gonna veto this.
“That act alone they’re saying is the act of a dictator!” Limbaugh declared.
The host then went on to outline how many times recent presidents have vetoed laws:
“Do you know how many times Reagan used the veto? Seventy-eight times. He was overridden nine times. Bush 44 was overridden once. Clinton cast 47 vetoes; two were overridden. George W. Bush cast 12 vetoes; four were overridden. Obama had 12 vetoes; one was overridden. And if you go back even further, FDR used the veto 635 times.
“Here is Trump using it once, and they’re in a veritable conniption panic over the fact that Trump is acting like a dictator and not following the will of the people and so forth.
“Hey, if they’ve got the votes on override his veto, then let them have at it.”