On the subject of credit for Republicans, we’ll give some to Sen. Roger Wicker for voting to block President Trump’s effort to usurp the power of Congress to decide how federal money is spent.
Wicker was one of 12 Republicans in the Senate who put nation over party by standing up to Trump and saying the president can’t employ the ruse of declaring a “national emergency” to bypass Congress and get funding for his border wall.
Wicker knew when he cast his vote that the president would issue a veto. Still the legislator, rather than caving to Trump, sided with the Constitution and its principle that reserves for Congress the power to appropriate. Good for him.