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PoliticsMcConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump’s border emergency

19:45  04 march  2019
19:45  04 march  2019 Source:   politico.com

Trump warns GOP senators wavering on emergency declaration

Trump warns GOP senators wavering on emergency declaration The House is set to vote on Tuesday on a resolution of disapproval that would block the national emergency declaration. The measure is expected to easily pass the House before heading to the Senate, which will be forced to vote on the measure. Though Republicans have a slight majority in the Senate, the resolution requires only a simple majority to pass, meaning only a small handful of GOP votes would be needed to join with Democrats in order to send the measure to the president's desk.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that the Senate will pass a resolution blocking President Donald Trump ’ s emergency declaration on the southern border . The Kentucky Republican’s comments underscore his inability to shield the president from a bipartisan

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said that he expects a resolution blocking President Trump ' s emergency declaration to pass the Senate , but he does not believe lawmakers will be able to override a veto.

McConnell: Senate will pass resolution blocking Trump’s border emergency© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo "What is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that the Senate will pass a resolution blocking President Donald Trump's emergency declaration on the southern border.

The Kentucky Republican’s comments underscore his inability to shield the president from a bipartisan rebuke, though McConnell added that he expected the House to uphold the president’s veto.

Pence meeting with Senate GOP ahead of vote to block emergency declaration

Pence meeting with Senate GOP ahead of vote to block emergency declaration Vice President Mike Pence and Justice Department officials will meet with Senate Republicans on Tuesday to discuss President Trump's national emergency declaration and efforts against it. 

According to Politico, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that the Senate will pass a resolution blocking President Donald Trump ’ s emergency declaration on the southern border . The Kentucky Republican’s comments underscore his inability to shield the president from a

I have a feeling Trump ' s national emergency will stand, with a caveat like "congress really should look into this law," but they're not going to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said that he expects a resolution blocking President Trump ' s emergency declaration to pass the

McConnell's Kentucky GOP colleague Rand Paul became the fourth Republican senator to join 47 Senate Democrats in supporting the House-passed disapproval resolution, which needs a simple majority to go to Trump's desk. The Senate will vote later this month on the measure to stop Trump from unilaterally redirecting billions toward his border wall.

"What is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House," McConnell said at an event in Louisville, Ky.

McConnell said the Senate GOP was studying whether it can amend the resolution, but “it’s never been done before,” and their options were unclear.

McConnell also made clear he tried to dissuade Trump from declaring the emergency, arguing that future Democratic presidents could use it to further liberal policy proposals: "That’s one reason I argued without success that he not take this route."

“I was one of those hoping the president would not take the national emergency route,” McConnell said. “Once he decided to do that I said I would support it, but I was hoping he wouldn’t take that particular path.”

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President Trump said Thursday that he is "prepared to veto" a Senate resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. The Democratic measure is expected to pass the GOP-controlled Senate later in the day. 

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