President Trump signed a bill today that will roll out sanctions on three nations: Russia, Iran and North Korea.
While that is a good thing, there is one condition in the legislation that creates quite a bind for the President, sparking a hot debate about why he signed it.
The clause in the bill requires Senate approval should the President wish to ease or alter the sanctions imposed in the current legislation.
The Democrats hope to create a tricky and difficult situation for our President with this clause.
Yet another reason to vote out the Democrats in the midterms.
According to Fox News:
President Trump on Wednesday signed a bill imposing sanctions on Russia, after the legislation overwhelmingly passed the House and Senate.
The stiff financial sanctions were championed by lawmakers in both parties, and Trump’s signature could escalate tensions with Moscow — which already has ordered a reduction in the number of U.S. diplomats in Russia.
The bill itself targets Iran and North Korea as well as Russia.
But a cornerstone of the legislation was a provision barring Trump from easing or waiving the additional penalties on Russia unless Congress agrees. The provisions were included to assuage concerns among lawmakers that the president’s push for better relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin might lead him to relax the penalties without first securing concessions from the Kremlin.
Trump made clear his concerns about such provisions in a written statement released by the White House on Wednesday. He said while he favors “tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior” in all three countries, “this legislation is significantly flawed.”
“In its haste to pass this legislation, the Congress included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions,” he said, outlining numerous alleged constitutional conflicts.
Vice President Pence, in an interview with Fox News during a visit to Montenegro where he is meeting with allies, said despite the president’s concerns the legislation highlights his commitment to holding these nations accountable.
“President Trump believes whatever frustration that we feel for Congress limiting his authority … that, on balance, this legislation reaffirms the president’s strong commitment to ongoing sanctions with Russia, to make it clear their destabilizing behaviors are not acceptable to the United States, and that ongoing provocations from North Korea and Iran will no longer be acceptable,” he said.
The Senate passed the bill, 98-2, two days after the House pushed the measure through by an overwhelming margin, 419-3. Both were veto proof numbers, upping pressure on Trump to sign the legislation.
The legislation is aimed at punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria, where the Kremlin has backed President Bashar Assad.
There is little doubt among many that the Dems will use this as a tactic to create a bind for the President and put him in tough positions with these nations, and that is why many think the bill passed so overwhelmingly.
We know that the Democrats would unanimously obstruct anything that doesn’t benefit them.
We the people have the ability to act, and to vote the leftists out of office in the midterms, paving the way for President Trump to advance his America First agenda.
We cannot allow the country to descend into chaos. We need to seize the opportunity and act while we can.
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