Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Billy Long's reason for supporting emergency declaration: They love Trump in my district

Constitutional checks and balances did not seem to be on Seventh District Congressman Billy Long's mind when an Associated Press reporter asked him about the president declaring an emergency to fund a border wall.

Even many GOP lawmakers who view themselves as protectors of Congress' power of the purse say they are deferring to Trump in this case, saying he has the authority under a mid-1970s statute. 
"They love Trump in my district," said Rep. Billy Long, R-Mo. "I'm for Trump."

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spoken like a true statesman!


Apparently Congregressman Billy Long knows what every good plumber knows: Go with the flow!

wind_of_change said...

Billy Long? Does he even remember where Springfield is?

Anonymous said...

He spends all his time in Vegas.

Anonymous said...

Problem is, he’s right. Unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Why oh why do all the idiots in southwest missouri vote for this worthless fat sack of crap?

Anonymous said...

The idiots in SWMO vote for this worthless fat sack of crap because everything about this region is regressive. But as long as they get to hang on to their white privilege and their jesus they're okay with the meth, heroin and domestic violence.

Anonymous said...

6:43, why do you live in this area? You seem to hate and this country gives you the freedom to improve your situation. Make yourself happy and relocate. I am sure whichever fast food joint you work for would transfer you.