Trump’s halting of aid to W.H.O., much to the chagrin of both China and now democrats, has the Democrats threatening to open another impeachment hearing. It seems as time goes on, these idiots never learn.
House Democrats reportedly threatened this week that President Donald Trump could face another impeachment effort if he moves forward with his order to de-fund to the communist China-influenced World Health Organization (W.H.O.) for mismanaging and covering up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak during its early stages.
The Democrat lawmakers argued that Trump lacks the authority to halt congressionally-approved funding for the W.H.O., a component of the United Nations.
Trump said he wants to pull all funding for W.H.O. due to their “mismanaging and covering up the spread of coronavirus” when it first was noticed in China.
On Tuesday, the president said he had ordered a halt on W.H.O. Funding, while his administration reviews the organization’s response to the coronavirus, something this administration says was lackluster, I would go a step further and call it incompetent and corrupt.
On Wednesday, CNBC quoted Evan Hollander, a spokesman for the Democrat-led House Appropriations Committee, as declaring in a statement:
In a desperate attempt to deflect blame, President Trump is violating the same spending laws that brought about his impeachment. The president does not have the unilateral authority to withhold the United States’ assessed contribution to the World Health Organization.
The Democrats may not like it, but as President, Trump is in charge of foreign relations and is within his right to freeze or hold up finding appropriated for foreign aid. Now, if he has a right to divert this aid, that is a question for legal scholars, something I would not pretend to be.
But Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer, who is a federal Judge, and well acquainted with the laws shows in Congressional Control of Foreign Assistance, where the argument can be made for the president’s authority to do this.
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) also blasted Trump’s plans to stop funding to the W.H.O. as “petty, counterproductive political games.”
Although the United States is the W.H.O.’s top source of funding, China appears to maintain more clout over the U.N. agency, particularly after helping put Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in power as the organization’s director. Tedros is a member of a Marxist-Leninist Ethiopian political party that analysts have listed as a perpetrator of terrorism.
House Democrats argued that suspending funding would hamper the global response to the disease ripping across the globe. They also contended he cannot withdraw money already appropriated by Congress under its constitutional authority — suggesting a court fight over Trump’s power looms if he pulls funding.
The [Democrat] party also raised the specter of the White House’s decision to withhold congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine last year as Trump urged the country to investigate his political rival, apparent Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The action led to the House impeaching Trump. The Senate acquitted him in February.
Referring to Trump’s plan to stop funding the W.H.O., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) proclaimed in a statement issued Wednesday:
This is another case, as I have said, of the president’s ineffective response, that ‘a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.’ This decision is dangerous, illegal, and will be swiftly challenged.
In an apparent response to Pelosi’s criticism, Trump said via Twitter on Thursday, “She is totally incompetent and controlled by the Radical Left, a weak and pathetic puppet. Come back to Washington and do your job!”
To this one of the commenters replied:
Trump, under the Impoundment Control Act, has the legal authority to withhold funding for up to 45 days, after that he has to go before Congress and get them to extend this. At this point, there is not much of a chance of this. If Trump had withheld funding from ISIS, Congress would have threatened him, so great is their hatred, they would rather fund the enemy.
It seems they did not learn last time, as they impeached Trump’s numbers went up. With what they are now, I hope they do try this; it will enable him to win a second term.