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McConnell Expects Passage of Democrat Resolution to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

McConnell Expects Passage of Democrat Resolution to Block Trump's Emergency Declaration

"I stand with the president often, and I do so with a loud voice", the senator continued in an op-ed published late Sunday night on Fox News' website. But he announced, on February 15, an emergency declaration on the United States' southern border. "If we take away those checks and balances, it's a unsafe thing", Paul added, according to the Bowling Green (Ky.) Daily News.

The declaration is already being challenged in the courts. Only 13 Republicans joined all Democrats in backing the measure. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Thom Tillis of North Carolina have indicated they'll vote in favor of the resolution.

"What is clear in the Senate is there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president", McConnell told reporters in Kentucky.

McConnell made his comments after GOP Sen.

Trump's plan reportedly involves using the "emergency powers to secure $3.6 billion from the Department of Defense's military construction funds to build his proposed border wall", according to CNBC, and then rerouting another $3 billion or so through a series of executive orders.

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While Trump appears to have the votes to withstand a veto in the Republican-led Senate as well, passage of the measure would still serve as rebuke of the president's policy - and large-scale defections by GOP senators could prove embarrassing for Trump. "And I'm hopeful many Republican senators will agree".

But that calculation matters far less to those GOP senators who have branded themselves conservative renegades, those ostensible foes of the GOP establishment who have track records of disregarding McConnell's dictate at times when, in their judgment, he has put calculated political ends ahead of constitutional principles. He dismissed Republican criticism that his declaration could set a precedent for future Democratic presidents, arguing that the solution was simply for him to be re-elected in 2020. Obama declared national emergencies over the "situation" in Venezuela and Burundi, for example; Trump followed suit with regards to alleged human rights abuses and corruption in Myanmar and Nicaragua.

"Congress clearly expressed its will not to spend more than $1.3 billion and to restrict how much of that money could go to barriers. But Congress appropriates money, and his only constitutional recourse, if he does not like the amount they appropriate, is to veto the bill", he said.

"I support what the president wants to do on border security, but not the way he has been advised to do it", Alexander said in a statement last week.


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