Senate Votes to End Trump National Emergency Declaration
The Senate voted 59-41 to end the President’s national emergency declaration–a vote that will likely lead to Trump’s first veto, according to Fox News.
At least 12 Republicans voted with Democrats to oppose the declaration:
Prior to the vote, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said, “I’m going to be voting in favor of the resolution of disapproval. This is a constitutional question, it’s a question of the balance of power that is core to our constitution. This is not about the president or border security, in fact I support border security, I support a barrier,” he said.
President Trump declared a national emergency last month after Congress would not provide him with adequate funding to build a barrier along the southern border. The emergency declaration would enable the President to appropriate an extra $3.6 billion for the wall.
This morning, Vice President Pence joined Fox News and urged Republicans to vote in favor of the national emergency declaration.
“A vote against the president’s national emergency declaration is a vote to deny the humanitarian and security crisis that’s happening at our southern border,” he said. So we’re urging every member of the Senate set politics aside to recognize that we have a crisis.”
For the full report from Fox News, click HERE.