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41 GOP senators just pledged loyalty to royalty

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Hypocrisy is a term often bandied about too easily. But it was crystallized in a single moment Thursday, when 41 Republican senators voted to surrender their legislative authority to an overreaching president.

The issue was the power of the purse as spelled out in Article I of the Constitution, which decrees that the people's representatives, not the president, decide how tax dollars are spent.

But in Thursday's vote, the feckless 41 supported President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration aimed at redirecting billions of tax dollars to fund his border wall. Congress had specifically refused to provide this money, so Trump simply took it upon himself to fund it without Congress.

A total of 59........