Congress has rules, and those rules must be followed.
Now, we know both parties stretch them to the limits, especially when it comes to including things in budgetary bills that should not be there.
That is where the Senate parliamentarian comes in, to ensure those rules are not stretched too far.
It is those very rules that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is asking Senator Schumer (D-N.Y.) to violate.
Omar Needs to Go
The statement made by Rep. Omar regarding the ruling by the Senate parliamentarian is an absolute disgrace.
This safeguard ensures legislative rules are followed, and ignoring this order is simply unacceptable, yet that is what she is calling for…
This ruling by the parliamentarian, is only a recommendation. @SenSchumer and the @WhiteHouse can and should ignore it.
We can’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to do the right thing. https://t.co/r1T7T7uQIP
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 20, 2021
Is this shortsightedness of Democrats?
It is a power play?
Is it a move being made simply because they know they will never be called out by the media when Republicans would get destroyed for such a move?
Even the suggestion of ignoring the order by a Republican would have the likes of Jim Acosta blowing a gasket.
To this point, the Democrats have stated they will respect the ruling.
Having said that, even the White House is encouraging Schumer and his fellow Democrats to figure out a workaround on this.
After the ruling was announced, the White House stated, “The President has made very clear that he supports efforts by Congress to include a pathway to citizenship in the reconciliation package and is grateful to Congressional leadership for all of the work they are doing to make this a reality.
“The Parliamentarian’s ruling is deeply disappointing but we fully expect our partners in the Senate to come back with alternative proposals for the Parliamentarian to consider.”
Schumer added, “Senate Democrats have prepared alternate proposals and will be holding additional meetings with the Senate parliamentarian in the coming days.”
Eight million illegal immigrants getting amnesty… that is the number one priority of Democrats right now… digest that.
Source: Fox News