Senate joins House in voting against border emergency declaration, Trump says 'Veto!'

Senate joins House in voting against border emergency declaration, Trump says 'Veto!'

Senate joins House in voting against border emergency declaration, Trump says 'Veto!'

Sen. Roger Wicker was one of 12 Republicans to side with Democrats Thursday, passing a resolution against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to build a border wall.

Sen. Cory Gardner voted against the resolution of disapproval for the national emergency declaration on Thursday.

With the Democratic-controlled House's approval of the same resolution last month, Senate passage sends it to Trump.

"I'll do a veto". Americans want them to just say no.

Anyone in the vicinity of the U.S. Capitol take cover.

Trump tweeted early Thursday about "the big National Emergency vote today" in the Senate, saying, "I am prepared to veto, if necessary", and called the situation at the border "a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare". As a result, the President has declared a national immigration emergency, legal authority which he clearly has under the 1976 law, a law invoked 56 times by every previous President since Jimmy Carter.

Even before Thursday's vote, there were warnings that GOP senators resisting Trump could face political consequences. Tillis said Wednesday that his vote was "still a work in progress" as talks with the White House continued. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on internal deliberations.

While Coulter mocked the Republicans who voted against Trump, it is unclear where she stands on the issue as a whole.

Underscoring the political pressures in play, Sen.

Moran said he agrees with Trump that the border needs better security and that the Republican president has not been treated fairly by Democrats in Congress.

Still, the breadth of opposition among Republicans suggested how concern about his declaration had spread to all corners of the GOP.

Republicans control the Senate 53-47.

Roberts said he agreed with Trump that the USA has reached a crisis at the border. Mike Lee, R-Utah, limiting presidents' powers to declare emergencies in the future. They said he issued his declaration only because Congress agreed to provide less than $1.4 billion for barriers and he was desperate to fulfill his campaign promise on the wall.

"Our nation's founders gave to Congress the power to approve all spending so that the president would not have too much power", Alexander said. Since then, there have been 59 emergency declarations, 31 of which are still in effect.

Lee became the fifth Republican to say they'd back the resolution after Trump called him during a private lunch of GOP senators to say he opposed Lee's compromise bill.

The strongest chance of blocking Trump remains several lawsuits filed by Democratic state attorneys general, environmental groups and others.

Gardner released this statement on why he voted against that resolution: "There is a crisis at the border and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have prevented a solution". "The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass". The effort fell short.

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