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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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Vulnerable GOP senator makes surprising vote change

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) announced that he will vote no on the resolution of disapproval for Trump's emergency declaration, which runs counter to his op-ed from a few weeks ago when he said he would vote with Democrats.
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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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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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‘This Is Your Fault’: Republicans Turn On Each Other After Bills Fail In Senate

Senate Republicans boiled over in a private lunch after two dueling bills to reopen the government failed Thursday, taking out their frustration on each other and their leadership. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) aimed a barb at Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). “This is your fault,” Johnson said. “Are you suggesting I’m enjoying this?” McConnell snarled back. McConnell shared his discontent with Vice President Mike Pence, also in attendance,...
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GOP Senator Takes Issue With Dem Coordination To Protest Kavanaugh Process

As Democratic complaints about the lack of transparency in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation process continued Tuesday morning, a Republican committee member referenced a tweet reporting that the Democratic senators had a phone conference to plan their protests. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) noted that the conference occurred before some 40,000 Kavanaugh documents were released late Monday, which was the basis of many of the Judiciary Dems’ complaints on Tuesday. Sources tell @Kasie and me that thi...
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Grassley Pledges Vote On Mueller Bill: McConnell Doesn’t ‘Govern’ Committee

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Thursday pledged to bring a bill to protect the special counsel up for a vote in committee despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) comment earlier in the week that he will not bring the bill up for a vote in the full Senate. Grassley told the committee that McConnell’s views “do not govern what happens here in the Judiciary Committee.” He said that if a bill’s prospect in the full Senate always governed the committee’s actions, “...
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More Senate GOPers Call For Moore To Quit After McConnell Opens Floodgates

Two more Republican senators on Monday joined a flood of lawmakers calling for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to drop out of his race amid allegations that Moore sexually pursued teenage girls while he was in his 30s. Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) on Monday said the Senate must “act to protect the integrity” of the chamber if Moore does not drop out. “Roy Moore should immediately drop out of the race,” Young tweeted. “If he does not step aside, we need to act to protect the integrity of ...
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Report: Trump Called GOP Sen. About His Bill To Shield Special Counsel

President Donald Trump called Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and expressed his unhappiness with a bill Tillis co-sponsored to shield Justice Department special counsels from political influence, Politico reported Wednesday evening. Politico reported, citing an unnamed source familiar with the call, that Trump told Tillis that he was unhappy with the bill the senator co-sponsored with Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), and did not want it to pass. Trump called Tillis on Aug. 7, according to the report, a day afte...
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GOP Senator: 'No Question' Bill To Shield Mueller Is Directed At Trump

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) on Sunday said there is “no question” a bill he co-sponsored to shield Justice Department special counsels from political influence is at least partly directed at President Donald Trump. On “Fox News Sunday,” Tillis said the bill reflected concern about Trump’s reaction to Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “That’s why we put the effective date back to the date of the hire of the current...
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Republicans Jump To Sessions' Defense After Week Of Trump Criticism

Jeff Sessions has had a tough week at work, thanks to an onslaught of attacks from his boss, President Donald Trump. But the “beleaguered” — in Trump’s words — attorney general got an assist on Tuesday from some of his former colleagues in the House of Representatives and Senate, where Sessions served for nearly two decades before joining the Trump administration. Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) spoke out against the President’s dispute with Sessions on Twitter and during an interview on Fox ...
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Senate GOPers Seek To Defuse Trump's Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall

Alice Ollstein contributed reporting. Senate Republicans, back in Washington after a two-week recess, tip-toed around threats made by President Donald Trump to potentially shut down the government over funding a border wall, as lawmakers negotiate on spending bill that will need to be passed by the end of the week. While stressing the need for technology and personnel, GOP senators hinted at a shift towards funding a broader border security measure, with the details for what funds actually go to...
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GOP Dares Call Gorsuch Filibuster Unprecedented—While Ignoring Their Blockade Of Garland

A mass amnesia has fallen upon Republican senators. They seem to have forgotten about that time they refused to give President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court an up-or-down vote – or even a hearing – last year. Now they are claiming that Democrats are the norm-breakers for threatening to filibuster President Trump’s own Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Republicans are in a full-scale pressure campaign to convince 41 Democrats not to vote against invoking “cloture” on the debate over Go...
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GOP Senator: Confirming Judges Has 'Nothing To Do With Doing Our Jobs'

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) does not think that it's part of the Senate's job description to confirm President Obama's judicial nominees. "What we get are things that have nothing to do with doing our jobs," he said, according to the Huffington Post. "I'm doing my job today and objecting to these measures so we can actually get back to pressing matters." Read More → [Author: Caitlin MacNeal]
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GOP Sen.: I'd Arrest Dems Who Held Sit-In On House Floor

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) said Thursday that if it was up to him, the Democratic lawmakers who held a day-long sit-in on the House floor to push votes for gun control measures would be forcibly removed—and even arrested. Read More → [Author: Allegra Kirkland]
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GOP Senator: If We Block SCOTUS Noms 'Sight Unseen,' We're 'Obstructionists'

Republican Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), speaking on a radio show Tuesday morning, cautioned against objecting to a Supreme Court nominee put forward by President Obama "sight unseen," ThinkProgress reported. “I think we fall into the trap if just simply say sight unseen, we fall into the trap of being obstructionists,” Tillis told The Tyler Cralle Show. The comment was at odds with statements made by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other GOP leaders soon after Justice Antonin Scalia's su...
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