The Democrats in Congress are crying because Trump’s emergency declaration allows him to redirect money to building the wall to protect Americans.
But, where were those same Democrats in 2012, when Barack Obama sent 1.5 billion dollars Congress didn’t appropriate to the Muslim Brotherhood, the organization that spawned Al Qaeda and Hamas. Not only didn’t they appropriate the money but they had specifically said that no money was to go to Egypt at all until things were straightened out.
Obama sent the money anyway. So, it is wrong to spend money defending Americans but it’s perfectly acceptable to send money to a terror organization. What more do you need to know about Democrats?
During a trip through Colorado in December of last year, President Obama spoke of his intention to implement his economic policies with or without the approval of Congress. Said Obama, “And where Congress is not willing to act, we’re going to go ahead and do it ourselves.” It now appears that such a mindset applies not only to economic matters but to the distribution of foreign aid as well–in particular, foreign military aid for the Muslim Brotherhood, who now hold the reigns in Egypt.
Congress has restricted and, in fact, halted military aid to Egypt until and “unless the State Department certifies that Egypt is making progress on basic freedoms and human rights.” After all, Christians and other practitioners of non-Islamic religions have had a tough go of it there.
And of course, many Egyptian officials harbor such hatred toward the U.S. that one of the candidates for the Egyptian presidency has openly referred to America as the “infidel country” in media interviews.
Even Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), a man with whom I’ve never agreed on anything, sees the foolishness of this endeavor: “I believe [sending the aid] would be a mistake. The new [restrictions were] intended to put the United States squarely on the side of the Egyptian people who seek a civilian government that respects fundamental freedoms and the rule of law, and to clearly define the terms of our future relations with the Egyptian military.”