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PoliticsTrump vows veto ahead of Senate vote on emergency declaration

13:35  14 march  2019
13:35  14 march  2019 Source:   thehill.com

White House works to limit GOP defections, criticism ahead of vote to nullify Trump’s emergency declaration

White House works to limit GOP defections, criticism ahead of vote to nullify Trump’s emergency declaration A White House official tells Senate GOP aides that senators should ‘keep their powder dry’ rather than criticize the president’s move, as McConnell predicts passage of disapproval resolution.

Trump vows veto ahead of Senate vote on emergency declaration© Getty Images Trump vows veto ahead of Senate vote on emergency declaration 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.

"A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction)," Trump tweeted.

"I am prepared to veto, if necessary," he added. "The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!"

Senate GOP eyes big vote against Trump

Senate GOP eyes big vote against Trump Opposition to President Trump's emergency border declaration is snowballing in the Senate, forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to scramble for a way to avoid a major embarrassment for the president. While McConnell has long viewed a resolution of disapproval backed by Democrats as likely to pass the Senate, support for the measure is growing. Some senators and aides say they think it could get as many as 15 Republican votes, which would put it in striking distance of a veto-proof majority. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

The House has already passed the resolution, and a number of GOP senators have said they will vote for it on Thursday, including Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Thom Tillis(N.C.) and Rand Paul (Ky.).

Several other Republicans - including Sens. Marco Rubio(Fla.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Ben Sasse (Neb.) - could also support the measure.

Trump declared the national emergency last month, saying there was a crisis at the southern border and vowing to bypass Congress spend $8 billion to build barriers along the southern border.


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