Senate votes to block Trump's border emergency

In this Nov. 26, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Biloxi, Miss. Trump said Tuesday, Nov. 27, that he was “very disappointed” that General Motors was closing plants in the United States and warned that the White House was “now looking at cutting all GM subsidies,” including for its electric cars program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A handful of Republicans joined up with the Democrats on Thursday by voting to block President Trump’s border emergency declaration.  The meassure passed 59-41 and is expected to be President Trump’s first-ever veto.  The Republican members who backed the resolution had concerns about expanding presidential powers.
“This is a constitutional question, it’s a question of the balance of power that is core to our constitution”, Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah said to reporters.  Republicans who voted to oppose the declaration include Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, Susan Collins, and Rand Paul.

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