The Puzzle Has Come Together! The Wall Is Going To be Built

Earlier today I was reading an article on Breitbart News about the military preparing for the potential order to Build the Wall. The discussions started sometime in the fall. Old Mad Dog was not happy and would fight the request if it were to occur. That is why the President stated back in mid October that Mattis was a Democrat.

From the article linked above:

Though the president called Mr. Mattis a Democrat, the Pentagon chief has worked hard to keep the Defense Department out of politics, often portraying the military as remaining untouched by the bitter partisan bickering in the capital.

From the article linked above:

Trump has hinted in recent days that he may do so, amidst an impasse in negotiations with Democrats that has shut down the government.

While no order has been given, the Pentagon has been making plans just in case such an order comes down, the official said on Monday.

The idea of declaring a national emergency to have the military build the wall has been considered since fall, the official revealed.

The Army Corps of Engineers would likely be in charge of overseeing the construction.

The organization would not build the wall itself, but would subcontract the project out, and then inspect it to make sure it meets specification and Defense Department standards.

HERE IS THE FINAL PIECE OF THE PUZZLE:

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is unlikely to oppose any such order for the military to build the wall.

After a Cabinet meeting last week on the border, he praised the Army Corps of Engineers for its work so far in restoring fences and the “building out of additional mileage for the wall.”

By getting rid of Mattis and having Patrick Shanahan replace him on an Acting basis as of January 1, 2019, assures that Mattis’ interference would be gone.

They ALL realize they can’t stop him! Congress can terminate a declared emergency, but it requires a two-thirds majority in both chambers. That would require 289 votes to terminate the declared emergency in the House (NEVER WILL HAPPEN IN A MILLION YEARS) and 67 votes to terminate the declared emergency in the Senate (I COULD SEE THIS).

Keep in mind that the House has 235 Democrats. They would need an additional 54 Republicans to vote with them. They could easily find 20-25 but not 54. Never forget that the House is up for reelection every two years.

From the article linked above:

The White House can use unspent funds to build a wall if President Donald Trump declares a national emergency and fends off various lawsuits, say lawyers cited in media reports.

The New York Times reported:

The Trump administration could point to two laws and say they allow officials to proceed with building a border wall without first obtaining explicit authorization and appropriations from Congress, according to Elizabeth Goitein, who oversaw the Brennan Center’s study and is a co-director of its Liberty and National Security Program.

One of the laws permits the secretary of the Army to halt Army civil works projects during a presidentially declared emergency and instead direct troops and other resources to help construct “authorized civil works, military construction and civil defense projects that are essential to the national defense.”

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