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OpinionTrump is losing control: 12 GOP senators defect

17:40  15 march  2019
17:40  15 march  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Lee, fifth GOP senator, to vote against Trump's border declaration

Lee, fifth GOP senator, to vote against Trump's border declaration GOP Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) says he will vote for a resolution disapproving of President Trump's national emergency declaration on the southern border, becoming the fifth Senate Republican to announce his support for the measure. Republicans control 53 seats and all Democrats are expected to vote for the disapproval resolution, which means it has enough votes to pass the Senate. Lee announced his support after talks with the White House collapsed Wednesday afternoon. Lee and a group of other GOP senators including Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.

Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard With the Democratic- controlled House’s approval of the same resolution last month, Senate passage sends it to Trump . He has shown no reluctance to

Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard loyalty from millions With the Democratic- controlled House's approval of the same resolution last month, Senate passage sends it to Trump .

Trump is losing control: 12 GOP senators defect© Mark Wilson/Getty Images Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) with reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday. Romney was one of 12 GOP senators to break with President Trump on his declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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President Trump got walloped for the second time in 24 hours by the Senate. In a stunning repudiation of the president, 12 Republican senators crossed party lines to vote with Democrats to end Trump’s fraudulent declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border. The final vote was 59 to 41, with GOP Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah), Susan Collins (Maine), Patrick J. Toomey (Pa.), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Roger Wicker (Miss.), Mike Lee (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Marco Rubio (Fla.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) voting to end the president’s declaration — which seeks to confiscate Congress’s power of the purse.

Senate on cusp of passing rebuke to Trump on national emergency declaration

Senate on cusp of passing rebuke to Trump on national emergency declaration GOP Sen. Mike Lee says he will vote for a disapproval resolution after Trump shot down Lee’s proposed compromise.

Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard With the Democratic- controlled House’s approval of the same resolution last month, Senate passage sends it to Trump . He has shown no reluctance to

Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard loyalty from millions of Even before Thursday’s vote, there were warnings that GOP senators resisting Trump could face political consequences.

Laughably, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), who had declared his opposition to Trump’s declaration in an op-ed for The Post, flip-flopped and voted with Trump, a singular moment of breathtaking cowardice. Also joining Trump were Republican Sens. Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Cory Gardner (Colo.) Tillis, Ernst and Gardner are all up for reelection in 2020, and their voters should understand that these senators voted to give their jobs away, to emasculate the Senate. As such, they serve no purpose and do not fulfill their oaths of office to represent their states. There is no reason to return them to the Senate.

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Also voting with Trump were constitutional conservative hypocrites — Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn of Texas, Ben Sasse (Neb.) and Charles E. Grassley (Iowa) to name a few. They have no standing to lecture any of us on the rule of law, the Constitution or the separation of powers. They cringe in Trump’s presence, afraid apparently to stand for anything other than their own reelection. As such, they pronounce their own uselessness.

Pence, GOP senators discuss offer to kill Trump emergency disapproval resolution

Pence, GOP senators discuss offer to kill Trump emergency disapproval resolution Vice President Pence is discussing an offer with Republican senators that could lead to the defeat of a Democratic resolution overturning President Trump's emergency declaration to build a wall on the Mexican border, according to GOP sources briefed on the matter. Under the deal discussed between Pence and GOP senators, Trump would sign legislation reining in his power to declare future national emergencies if they defeat the resolution of disapproval. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

GOP senators are hoping that if Trump endorses that bill, more Republicans would oppose a That would set up the first veto of Trump ’s presidency. FILE - President Donald Trump talks with Republicans control the Senate 53-47, meaning that four GOP defections would be enough to send

Republicans control the Senate 53-47, meaning that four GOP defections would be enough to send the resolution blocking Trump 's border emergency to Paul said earlier this month that there were "at least 10" GOP senators prepared to oppose Trump 's emergency. But he told reporters Tuesday that

Twenty-five Republicans — 12 in the Senate and 13 in the House — took their oaths seriously in opposing an unconstitutional power grab. The rest? If Trump told them to amend the Constitution and toss out the Bill of Rights, they’d likely do it. After all, Article I means nothing to them, so why should any other portion of the Constitution? This marks the inevitable result of a party that has sacrificed its principles and decency for . . . what? For the right to sit in the Senate, doing nothing? For fear that they cannot justify themselves to the mob Trump has drummed up?

It’s a clarifying moment. If #NeverTrumpers still think the Republican Party is worth saving, they will have to start with only 25 people. The rest are so intellectually and morally corrupt as to not be worthy of their association.

Meanwhile, overall, the wide margin of defeat for Trump is embarrassing to say the least, but entirely understandable. Trump’s border wall is unpopular with voters, and his declaration even more so. He’s the captain of a sinking ship, devoid of any post-tax-cut accomplishment (if one considers a very unpopular gift to the rich, on which Republicans couldn’t run in 2018, an “accomplishment”) and beset by scandal after scandal. In all likelihood, barring an act of political suicide by the Democrats (i.e., nominating an unelectable, self-described socialist), he’ll be out of office and facing prosecution in less than two years. And the Republicans who defended and enabled him? They’ll have gone down with the ship.

Trump, ignoring Democratic senators, set to name 2 judges in California

Trump, ignoring Democratic senators, set to name 2 judges in California Despite objections, President Donald Trump is poised to fill two vacant seats on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which has earned repeated presidential tongue-lashings. Now, as the president continues his record-setting pace of filling vacancies on the federal bench -- something that will leave a lasting imprint on American jurisprudence for years to come -- Trump is poised to fill two vacant seats in California on the 9th Circuit Court, despite objections of the state's two Democratic senators. Sens.

Twelve Republicans joined Democrats in defying Trump in a showdown many GOP senators had hoped to avoid because he commands die-hard With the Democratic- controlled House’s approval of the same resolution last month, Senate passage sends it to Trump . He has shown no reluctance to

Republicans control the Senate 53-47, meaning that four GOP defections would be enough to send the But he told reporters Tuesday that he now expects fewer defections . GOP senators are “being beaten If the Senate sends the resolution blocking Trump ’s border emergency to the White House

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Trump vows to veto resolution terminating his national emergency declaration.
Hours before the crucial vote, the president tweeted, "The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!" After Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, on Wednesday announced support for the House-passed resolution to cancel Trump's national emergency declaration — which the president wants to use to pay for a border wall Congress has refused to fund — five Republicans have publicly declared they will vote in favor of the Democratic measure. As of last week, GOP Sens.

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