Only one more Republican Senator is needed to stop Trump’s national emergency on the border wall
President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to get funding for his border wall is about to stop in its tracks if one more GOP senator supports a resolution to block it.
“Now just one more GOP senator’s support for a resolution to block Trump’s bid would send the measure to Trump’s desk and force a veto,” Politico reported.
Republicans have spoken out about how unconstitutional Trump’s national emergencies are, but few have actually acted.
So far, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have joined Democrats to stop Trump’s declaration.
“Conservatives rightfully cried foul when President Barack Obama used executive action to completely bypass Congress,” Tillis said.
He added, “There is no intellectual honesty in now turning around and arguing that there’s an imaginary asterisk attached to executive overreach — that it’s acceptable for my party but not thy party.”
Read the full report here.