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Emoluments legislation?

baw1064's Photo baw1064 15 June 2019 - 10:34 PM

I think Nancy Pelosi would be well served by initiating legislation to codify the constitutional ban on emoluments under Federal law. It's not going to go anywhere, of course, but will put the Republicans in a serious bind. If they oppose it, they'll look like they have something to hide and don't respect the Constitution. Both of which are of course true.
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golden_valley's Photo golden_valley 16 June 2019 - 04:28 PM

View Postbaw1064, on 15 June 2019 - 10:34 PM, said:

I think Nancy Pelosi would be well served by initiating legislation to codify the constitutional ban on emoluments under Federal law. It's not going to go anywhere, of course, but will put the Republicans in a serious bind. If they oppose it, they'll look like they have something to hide and don't respect the Constitution. Both of which are of course true.

The Senate simply won't hear the bill so no one will have a voting record on it. That's what they've been doing all along. This, plus the media's ignoring of bills passed by the House that also will not be heard, prevents the Republican Senators from having a record of opposing legislation of any kind. Really, I wonder what the Senators do with all their time (besides fund raising).
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baw1064's Photo baw1064 16 June 2019 - 06:10 PM

Well, the House can play chicken with the budget and debt limit until the Senate hears it...
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