The Republican-controlled Senate approved a resolution to terminate President Trump's national emergency declaration at the U.S.-Mexico border, putting Congress on a path to its first veto confrontation with the Trump administration.
12 Republican Senators reached across the aisle to join Democrats in a 59-41 vote to pass a resolution terminating Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the border with Mexico – but there are not enough votes to override an expected presidential veto.
The last-minute lobbying did little to quell a Republican rebellion that eventually arrived in eye-popping numbers: a full dozen GOP senators joining Democrats in voting to overturn Trump’s unilateral move to fund his border wall.
President Trump is calling in the reinforcements at the White House... as he tries to stave off embarrassment in the Senate... Trump acknowledging that he may be forced to veto a bill rejecting his national emergency declaration that up to 15 Republican senators could vote for.
The White House is privately negotiating with Senate Republicans who want to rein in the emergency powers of President Trump and his successors — which could lead to the surprise defeat of a Democratic resolution rejecting Trump’s emergency declaration at the border.
The Democratic-led House approved by a 245-182 vote a resolution on Tuesday that would terminate President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border — a declaration he made to allow him to access funds to build a wall without congressional consent.