Gohmert Rages: If Trump Passes DACA With No Wall, GOP Will Lose Congress And Trump Will Be Impeached

House Judiciary Committee member Louie Gohmert (R-TX) wrote a scorching op-ed on  Wednesday warning that if Trump betrays his base and works with Republicans to pass a "DACA amnesty" bill without first "securing the border and building a wall where it is needed," Republicans will get slaughtered in the 2018 midterm elections less than ten months away - with Nancy Pelosi reclaiming her seat as Speaker of the House.  

Once that happens, Gohmert writes, Trump would most certainly face an impeachment attempt: 

Following that devastating loss, the first order of business for new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in January 2019 in the 116th Congress will be an impeachment vote regarding President Donald J. Trump. The great hope for a return to the rule of law that was created when President Trump was elected will be gone.

Gohmert goes on to assert that Trump is working too hard to impress members of Congress - most of whom were not supportive of him even just weeks before the election - and would gladly "stab him in the back" at their first opportunity. The mere fact that Trump broke a campaign promise to compromise on DACA amnesty "no matter what legalistic or deceptive name it is given," will be used as ammunition against the President, says Gohmert.

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"No wall has been built nor is it being constructed right now on our southern border despite President Trump’s constant pushing and urging Congress to get it done, wrote Gohmert, adding "These House and Senate “leaders” have not found the time or ability to provide much more than token startup costs as they continue to talk of a coming non-amnesty amnesty."

Read Gohmert's op-ed HERE

Trump, meanwhile, says no DACA without a wall. "It's gotta include the wall," said the US President at a press conference with Norway's prime minister. "Any solution has to include the wall, adding "We need the wall for security, we need the wall for safety, we need the wall for stopping the drugs from pouring in."

Perhaps related - to his comment on the wall and drugs pouring in, Trump made a cryptic off-the-cuff remark to members of Congress and healthcare practitioners Wednesday night. "I think I know the answer" to America's opioid crisis, said the President - adding that he's "not sure the country is ready for it yet." 

"Does anybody know what I mean?" Trump asked the group gathered around his desk. "I think so."

Rep. Gohmert went on Fox Business yesterday, where he reiterated that congress should not pass DACA without funds for a wall:

Gohmert's Wednesday op-ed may have been insipred by an exchange during a Tuesday bipartisan negotiation session on immigration, in which Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) pressed Trump to include a "clean" bill to restore the Obama-era DACA program - referring to a bill "clean" of earmarks for a border wall or other measures. 

"Yeah, I would like to do it," Trump replied. Perhaps sensing the President didn't hear or understand what Feinstein meant, a Republican congressman clarified what Feinstein meant. 

Curiously, the line "Yeah, I would like to do it," was edited out of both the official White House treanscript as well as the MSNBC closed captioning system. The White House later corrected the mistake

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In all likelihood, Trump misunderstood Feinstein - as he made clear later that there would be no DACA renewal without a wall, however Gohmert is joined by pundit Ann Coulter, who said that Trump "proceeded to completely sell out the base and actually added to his problems by appearing senile." 

In a half-dozen exchanges — which, again, he wanted televised — Trump responded to remarks as if he had no clue what the person was saying. One senator would talk — he’d agree. Someone else would say the exact opposite — he’d agree with that, too. -Ann Coulter

 Coulter broke down Tuesday's DACA "Negotiations" and the impression Trump left as follows...  

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Trump was more than willing to sell out the base to solve a personal problem of his — the Michael Wolff book — but managed to not convince a single American that he’s articulate, bright or a good leader.

On MSNBC, the hosts didn’t say, “You know, we saw a new side of Trump today …” Instead, they could barely suppress their giggles over the great negotiator being rolled.

The Democrats’ opening bid is: Not only does every poor person in the world get to come live here, but all their relatives get to come, too!

They don’t control any branch of government, and they’re not budging from that.

Trump’s counter-offer is: OK! My immigration policy is whatever you send me!

The end result was: On the left, they’re happy, but still think Trump’s a moron. On the right, they’re unhappy, and also think Trump’s a moron.

The people who do not realize Tuesday was the lowest moment of the Trump presidency have no idea what they’re talking about. The headline on Trump’s sit-down could have been:

“TRUMP ANNOUNCES SAME FAILED AMNESTY DEAL WE HAD 30 YEARS AGO”

The media have done such a fantastic job lying to the public that no one knows that.

If Gohmert and Coulter are correct, Trump's compromise on DACA and apparent eagerness to appease his recent enemies is indeed not going to go over well with his base, and the GOP can kiss their majority goodbye. 

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Whoa Dammit Killtruck Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:55 Permalink

Fuck Trump and his DACA "bill of love." I was one of the first Trump supporters here at ZH, but not anymore. DACA, combined with his trickle on tax cut benefiting corporations and prolific breeders, plus his war mongering, plus the fact that Obamacare is still out there (read the tax bill- the penalty doesn't go away until 2019) has turned me against him. He seems to have forgotten who and what got him elected.

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chubbar two hoots Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:44 Permalink

I don't support ANY deal on DACA. That being said, one thing that is an absolute must is that the wall is built OR DACA is rescinded. None of this bullshit we've seen to date where they slow walk the shit they don't like and act immediately on the shit they do like.

One year acceptable progress on the wall or DACA is rescinded, no excuses, no voting, it's automatic and would require a 3/4ths vote of the senate to overturn. Also, E-Verify, the answer to all of this shit that no one on either side will talk about. No more anchor babies and no more chain migration! Period, end of story and the rest of the illegals get deported or thrown in jail!

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Mr. Universe TuPhat Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:30 Permalink

Understand that congress has done nothing to stem the tide of illegal immigration for decades. Despite citizens calling for a stop to the influx and all the benefits, many recent laws (such as giving drivers licenses) just encourage more crime. So now here comes the Donald and his wall and what, you think congress is just going to go along? Finesse is needed here and perhaps we need to redefine what  "winning" is in this scenario.  From Breitbart...

A Republican-led bill that would give amnesty to the nearly 800,000 illegal aliens shielded from deportation by the President Obama-created Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is the first legislation on the issue that would make E-Verify mandatory for all U.S. employers, thus barring illegal aliens from the American workforce.

The legislation known as “Securing America’s Future Act” spearheaded by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) would allow DACA illegal aliens to remain the U.S. on 3-year renewable work visas that would allow them to use existing avenues to gain American citizenship.

I am more than willing to give up, letting in 800K dreamers in exchange for 20 Million illegals unable to get a job. No jobs no immigration, then the wall you will need is mostly for smugglers. That's winning.

 

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greenskeeper carl chubbar Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:30 Permalink

WHy the fuck is there any need to do anything resembling an extension of DACA? Those fuckers lost. THey control nothing. Something I feel gets lost or forgotten when discussing these things is that the only reason we are discussing this is because many republicans WANT DACA, including, apparently, Trump. Once again, we've elected people who sell us out.

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Blankone chubbar Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:36 Permalink

Trump is most likely to give you another amnesty declaration, and to make it official and legal. And just like in the past amnesty deals, the illegal immigration will only be allowed to increase.

I just shake my head at all the idiots who think it is so progressive that there is now a mosque in their little 30k or less town. It is like they think the mosque is so cute or something. And the local rag writes about how the locals need to make space for these new invaders, changes needed in the school to accommodate them, articles about how the invaders perspectives bring some kind of enlightenment.

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PitBullsRule Whoa Dammit Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:32 Permalink

Another deplorable turning his coat inside out, imagine that.
And it only cost us a year and 20 million acres of wildlife preserve and the coastal shelf of both coasts of the US and a cabinet full of Goldman Sachs Jews and an Exxon Mobile CEO and higher taxes for the working stiffs and huge tax breaks for the billionaires to change your little mind!

Well, at least you're a quick learner...

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yellowsub Whoa Dammit Thu, 01/11/2018 - 09:43 Permalink

He's a die-hard Israel supporter since he was born in his own words.  

That's all you need to know who his handler is and how he can care less of his base.

People being played in the same manner as before hoping the gov't which is the cause of the problems to fix it...

This is probably in concert with an attack on Iran or another on Syria soon.

 

 

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TheSilentMajority gatorengineer Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:37 Permalink

What about the ongoing anchor-baby problem? 

Over ONE MILLION new anchor-baby illegitimate “citizens” are born in the USA each year, and growing.

Trump specifically said he would stop anchor-baby citizenship, but its still growing fast, and he hasn't talked about since he was elected.

Giving birth to an anchor-baby in the USA is a huge incentive for illegal migrants to come to the USA.

Ending anchor-baby illegitimate-citizenship will also cause illegal immigration to fall significantly.

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Polynik3s Never One Roach Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:48 Permalink

The MSM hates Drumpf just like the MSM hates Hillary Clinton's ISIS. Meaning, the MSM hates who they are told and the fake doesn't end with the television fake news. President Trump is fake. He is a New York crypto Jew owned and controlled by Rothschild. Remember, the Rothchilds have always played both sides in a war. Communism and Capitalism. Obama and ISIS. Churchill and Hitler.

Trump is not pandering to the MSM or to elites in Davis. He is as fake as Hulk Hogan and he is a New York NWO globalist Jew.

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sheikurbootie gatorengineer Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:11 Permalink

Trump hasn't done shit to better DACA.  Nothing has been signed, it's all talk.  DACA will never pass both houses.  Trump can say anything he wants, but DACA is dead and a new bill will not be passed.

Trump sees the big picture.  He knows that illegals are a burden and have never been an asset.  80%+ are on federal benefits, use our public schools for free, higher crime rates than w/o illegals, gangs, etc. 

DACA is finished and it will be replaced with a fucking WALL.

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Xena fobe sheikurbootie Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:57 Permalink

The elites who support massive migrations of third worlders know they have nothing to worry about.  Between chain migration, anchor babies, H1b visas, investor visas, visa overstays, high reproduction rates, American haters have already won.  America's coasts and border states are already occupied territory. 

Overcrowding in blue states is now pushing migrants into red states.  This has no political solution.  Slaves have no voice.  Traditional Americans will end up corralled into one or two red states until poverty kills us off.  Then the invaders will start battling each other.

This is what capitalism does.  

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EddieLomax gatorengineer Thu, 01/11/2018 - 08:55 Permalink

The great irony about all of this is that the Rhino's have the majority to get a wall built and the DACA problem lanced - but they don't.

If they roll over on illegal immigrants then they'll just keep coming, the only way to stop the problem is to start sending them back.  The border wall is more symbolic, but at least it makes getting stuff across the border more difficult.

The republican party have all the cards here, so they have no one else to blame if they end up getting rolled over in mid-term elections.  But I suspect the never-Trump faction would be quite happy with that.

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AndSoItBegins gatorengineer Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:04 Permalink

DJT trying to impress Congress. Hahaha. He played them like a fiddle in that meeting. They either build the wall or shut down the government. The responsibility is theirs and Trump has been pushing Congress to do their job instead of relying on presidential  EOs which allows them to sell out our country and lie to the voters.  Feinstein, probably because she had such a bad cold, wants a clean DACA  bill thereby letting every American citizen and legal immigrant know they come last on her list of priorities. And DACA, once you vet the DACA  recipients and exclude anyone one of them that doesn't speak English, has a criminal record and has been on any type of welfare, hasn't completed school,  how many will you have left?

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Carl Spackler gatorengineer Thu, 01/11/2018 - 11:48 Permalink

This is a “much ado about nothing” article. Trump has not changed his position one iota.  Watch the entire meeting, carefully.

The meeting was a PR exercise for the cameras (i.e., low information voter) and NOT a DACA negotiation for multiple reasons. If anything, Trump gave the leftists false hope that their Dems will try to do something... and they won’t vote for anything Conservatives or Trump want.

It’s inning one, and he put the onus on Congress to lead and do something. Congress??? That bunch of misfits. They cannot lead anything. Such is NOT going to happen in an election year. Congress is a group of pansies and cannot agree on anything in a non-election year! The votes are not there within either part and never will be, this year, for a DACA deal, and Trump knows that. When nothing is done, the country can go back and blame Congress for inaction (i.e, President said he’d sign it)... that is what was set up here!

In addition, if you watch the entire meeting, Trump said multiple times that there must first be a Wall.  That is a cornerstone of any deal, as is the ending of the other visa programs. The libs will NOT support that, so there is no deal and never will be. All of this is a non-starter... PR exercise and nothing else.

More importantly, the DC backdrop of this is the elephant in the room... the DOJ IG is about to ignite the Mother of All Bombs (his report)... some say as early as January 15 (on Monday).  This report of crimes committed by Obama DOJ and FBI employees against private citizens, including Trump, is worse than Watergate and will change the national discourse entirely. Hint: the President knows this is coming and knows what’s in that report.  

 

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