Senate overwhelmingly rebukes Trump with tariff vote

Senate overwhelmingly rebukes Trump with tariff vote

They didn't so much as rebuke Trump as ask to be part of the decision making process. Still, after obstruction of justice, treason, and self-enrichment, it's nice to see Congress starting to function.

No, they want to signal displeasure with a couple of his policies while continuing to do nothing whatsoever to reign him in.

So why don't the gutless wonders do something about it?

I think they're referencing the changes to administrative law judge appointments through the new executive order:

On June 21, in a case called Lucia v. SEC, and by a resounding 7-2 margin, the Supreme Court ruled that administrative law judges (ALJs)—who preside over quasi-legal proceedings within the various executive agencies—are what are called “inferior officers” of the United States and, as such, can be appointed only by the president or by the head of the agency in question. (The case challenged the bona fides of an ALJ who worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission and who had been appointed, as was customary at the time, from off a master list maintained by the Office of Personnel Management.) These people are more important than they appear to be.


On Tuesday, the president* signed an executive order mandating that all ALJ’s be appointed only by the heads of the respective agencies.

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 78%. (I'm a bot)

The measure would require congressional approval of tariffs issued under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, which requires national security concerns to be the driving reason for imposing the tariffs.

The vote on the tariffs measure helps clear up another matter for Senate GOP leaders and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who are working diligently to get Trump's judicial nominees confirmed.

Flake used his ability in the narrowly-divided chamber to block appeals court judges as leverage for forcing a vote on the tariffs measure.

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They allowed him to become a dictator over judge appointments and legislation that bears on the poor. Now they want to reign him in? Bwahahahagahaha

Trump doesn't give a shit about symbolic votes. He can veto any law he doesn't agree with and the Senate will really have to stick together if they don't want that idiot to drain their economy in the gutter within the next 12 months with his foolish tariffs.They should send him to international economy classes to understand how a global interactive economy functions. Granted, they WILL have to send him to grade school so he can learn to understand what he will be reading...

That's exactly what I expect my elected representatives to do. I don't want them to give a hoot about their popularity or reelection. I want them to do the right thing as they see it. I prefer not to vote for people I can't trust to disregard my wishes. I want them to do what they know is morally right and in the best long term interest of the people. Fortunately, I have representatives at the federal, state, and local level whom I trust to do just that. They are in positions to know things about the issues and the process that I cannot ever know.

I sincerely hope that this is the beginning of a trend.