The Senate voted Thursday to block President Trump’s “national emergency” declaration along the US-Mexico border; setting the stage for the Commander-in-Chief’s first veto should he choose to override the resolution.
The official tally was 59-41 with 12 Republican Senators siding with their Democratic colleagues.
“The measure passed 59-41 as roughly a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the resolution, despite White House efforts to keep the GOP united on the issue of border security,” reports Fox News.
“I understand the politics are difficult – much harder for you than for me — but our nation, our Constitution, the beauty of this government, demands that we rise to the occasion this afternoon,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Republicans who voted against Trump’s declaration included Senators Romney, Portman, Collins, Murkowski, Lee, Rubio, and Paul.
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