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Trump: ‘VETO!’

The President was presumably referring to the Senate’s vote to defy his declaration of a national emergency to secure more funds for a border wall than Congress authorized. VETO! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2019 [Author: Matt Shuham]
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12 Republicans Cross Trump As Senate Votes To Repeal Emergency Declaration

The Senate has voted to undo President Trump’s emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border, the most high-profile and bipartisan rebuke of Trump’s presidency. Every Senate Democrat and a dozen Republicans joined together Thursday to pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s attempts to seize money Congress appropriated for other purposes to build his wall. The final vote was 59-41. A number of senior Republicans who hadn’t voted against Trump on any previous major legislation broke with th...
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Thom Tillis Flip-Flops, Will Support Trump On Emergency Declaration

Op-ed oops! Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’s reversed course and will vote against a resolution disapproving of President Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border, just weeks after penning an op-ed promising to buck Trump on the bill. “I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval,” he said on the Senate floor Thursday afternoon, shortly before the vote. Tillis said his op-ed allowed him to “engage in a discussion with some of my colleagues here and with the White...
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Trump Squeezes Skittish 2020 Senate Republicans On Emergency Declaration

Damned if you do, tweeted at if you don’t. President Trump’s continued pressure on Republicans to stand with him on his emergency declaration and rejection of a GOP compromise has put those facing reelection in an impossible position — forcing them to choose between crossing their grudge-holding party leader or risking blowback from voters in their home states. Trump has gone on the warpath against the Republicans who disagree with him on the emergency declaration, increasingly attacking them ...
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More Republicans Cross Furious Trump On Border Emergency Declaration

Two more Senate Republicans pledged Thursday morning to vote against President Trump’s emergency declaration, all but guaranteeing that the Senate will pass a resolution disapproving of Trump’s border wall money grab. Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) both issued statements on Thursday lambasting Trump’s border wall declaration and pledging to vote with Democrats on an effort to undo the measure. Alexander called Trump’s declaration “dangerous precedent.” “Never before has a ...
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WH On Emergency Declaration: ‘Congress Is Still Unhappy For Some Reason’

White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said Thursday that senators who vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency on Thursday — as a majority of the body is expected to do — “stand in opposition to the American people.” In an interview on Fox News, Gidley asserted that, in declaring an emergency in order to obtain more funds than Congress had appropriated for a border wall, “ the President is literally using powers granted by Congress to enforce laws  passed by Congress.”...
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Lee Joins Other GOPers In Announcing Vote Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) announced Wednesday that he would vote to block the national emergency President Donald Trump declared to secure more funds for a border wall. After Trump indicated earlier in the day that he would not support an effort by Lee to reign in presidential emergency powers somewhat, Lee said in a statement that, as a result, “I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.” The Utah senator joins Senate Democrats and four of the chamber’s Republicans who’ve sai...
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Trump Rejects GOP Emergency Declaration Compromise, Setting Up Rebuke

President Trump has rejected a GOP measure that would change the law on future emergency declarations, eliminating what appears to be the final last-ditch attempt to avoid the Senate publicly rebuking the President on his border wall declaration. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), who’d crafted the face-saving resolution, told senators that Trump was refusing to accept his plan on Wednesday afternoon, two sources who were present for the conversation told TPM. “Lee said he talked to the president and the p...
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‘A Mistake’: GOP Rep Falsely Claimed He Opposed Trump’s Emergency Declaration

The Bigfoot congressman just stepped in it. In letters sent to around 30 constituents on Monday, Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA) incorrectly claimed he voted last month to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency. His office chalked it up to a simple mistake. In fact, Riggleman joined the vast majority of his House Republican colleagues in supporting Trump’s declaration, which the President used to secure more border wall money than Congress authorized. A Democratic resolution to ...
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Dems Warn Trump Against $8.6 Billion Wall Request: ‘We Hope He Learned His Lesson’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) warned President Donald Trump on Sunday that “the same thing will repeat itself” if he asks for $8.6 billion to build a border wall. Reuters first reported Sunday, citing unnamed officials familiar with the plan, that Trump will ask for the sum in a 2020 budget request plan set to be released Monday. The Wall Street Journal and CNN subsequently confirmed the reporting. Schumer and Pelosi, in a joint statement pr...
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Paul Indicates He’ll Vote Against Trump’s Emergency, Forcing President’s First Veto

Sen. Rand Paul indicated Saturday night that he would join three other Republican senators in voting against President Donald Trump’s declaration of emergency to secure more funds for a border wall, likely forcing Trump to use his veto power for the first time if he wants the emergency declaration to stay in place. “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Paul said at the Southern Kentucky Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, as quo...
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Senate On Verge Of Blocking Trump Emergency Declaration With Latest GOP Defection

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced he’ll vote to undo President Trump’s border wall emergency declaration Monday evening, making him the third Senate Republican to do so and leaving the Senate just one vote short of passing a major rebuke to the President. “As a U.S. senator, I cannot justify providing the executive with more ways to bypass Congress. As a conservative, I cannot endorse a precedent that I know future left-wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode e...
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Gaming Out Whether Congress Will Buck Trump On His Emergency Declaration

The House will likely vote Tuesday to overturn President Trump’s emergency declaration. Then things get interesting. Senate Democrats are expected to introduce a near-identical resolution sometime this week, starting a legally mandated countdown that will likely force a Senate vote on the emergency declaration. This could mark the first time a significant number of Senate Republicans rebuke President Trump since he won office. Yet, there are two big questions hanging over the vote, the first ...
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Trump Makes Passive Threat To Sen GOP On Emergency: ‘Don’t Fall’ Into Dems’ ‘Trap’

Despite calls from a group of former Republican lawmakers urging Congress to oppose President Trump’s emergency declaration, Trump made a passive threat toward Senate Republicans, warning them to not “fall into the Democrats ‘trap.'” I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security. Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats “trap” of Open Bor...
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Trump Makes Passive Threat To Sen GOP On Emergency: ‘Don’t Fall’ Into Dem’s ‘Trap’

Despite calls from a group of former Republican lawmakers, urging Congress to oppose President Trump’s emergency declaration, Trump made a passive threat toward Senate Republicans, warning them to not “fall into the Democrats ‘trap.'” I hope our great Republican Senators don’t get led down the path of weak and ineffective Border Security. Without strong Borders, we don’t have a Country – and the voters are on board with us. Be strong and smart, don’t fall into the Democrats “trap” of Open Bo...
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Few Signs On Sunday Shows Of GOP Votes Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration

Two congressional Republicans on Sunday declined to say that they would vote against President Donald Trump’s use of an emergency declaration in order to secure more border wall funds — though they emphasized that they weren’t thrilled with his decision, either. “I won’t vote to try to block it,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a frequent cable news presence, told CBS “Face the Nation” host Margeret Brennan on Sunday. “Look, I wish this would have happened a different way,” Kinzinger continued, b...
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