Fox News regulars Diamond and Silk are insisting that Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) needs to resign immediately for criticizing President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border.
On Thursday, Rubio said the president’s national emergency action violates the U.S. Constitution:
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“We have a crisis at our southern border, but no crisis justifies violating the Constitution. Today’s national emergency is border security. But a future president may use this exact same tactic to impose the Green New Deal.”
According to Diamond and Silk — whose real names are Lynnete Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — Rubio needs to step down from his Senate seat, with Diamond telling “Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade:
“I don’t care what Marco Rubio say or whatever his name is, I don’t care what he thinks. Here’s what we think as the American people: When you use our tax dollars, use our tax dollars for what we want. We want a wall!”
Diamond then went on to add:
“Now if Marco Rubio don’t like that, maybe he should just step down for Congress, too!”
While she was at it, Diamond also recommended that Trump “stop immigration all together until Congress get their act together and solve the problem.”
However, a quick look at comments Trump himself has made in the past regarding executive orders and national emergencies proves that he — along with his most shrill acolytes — is a hypocrite:
Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2014
Also in 2014, Vice President Mike Pence slammed President Obama for using an executive order to protect DACA recipients, saying it would be a “profound mistake for the President of the United States to overturn American immigration law with the stroke of a pen.”
Mike Pence: The president usurping power and end-running Congress is “a profound mistake.” pic.twitter.com/GjDbHDvh0u
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 15, 2019
It’s so much fun watching Republicans have to eat their own words as they prove they don’t think the Constitution should apply to anyone except those they disagree with.
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