December 21, 2018

HMM: Jason Chaffetz Says Trump’s border wall may get funding after all (thanks to this dirty little Washington secret).

President Donald Trump, to his credit, has worked hard to get his wall funding properly authorized. But he may ultimately do exactly what presidents before him have done: take advantage of the broken Congressional process.

Washington’s dirty little secret is that unauthorized spending is not even uncommon anymore. As a freshman member of Congress, this truth stunned me – and I was not alone. By my estimation, there were many in the body who disapproved of the practice. But to our disappointment, the body as a whole was not inclined to address the issue.

The Democrats may feign exasperation with the president potentially spending “unauthorized” money on the wall, but they have enthusiastically participated in the budgetary games that will make it possible.

Sticking it to Nancy Pelosi while fulfilling his signature campaign promise would surely excite Trump’s base — and go a long way towards straightening up yesterday’s mess.

UPDATE (FROM GLENN): Heh:

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