The Senate has voted 59-41 to terminate the President’s national emergency declaration on the southern border. After easily passing through the House, it was expected that enough Republicans would join the Democrats to vote against the National Emergency.
Republican Senator Rand Paul stated his reasons for opposing the national emergency as “I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Paul (R-Ky.) said at an event in Kentucky on Saturday, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.”
It is anticipated that President Trump will veto the measure and that enough of the GOP will support the President to avoid a 2/3 majority to override the veto. It is further anticipated, that constitutional challenges will follow.
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