These are the 4 GOP Senators who will VOTE AGAINST NATIONAL EMERGENCY
This certainly makes me a special kind of angry. And I have to say, if you’re a Republican and you voted against the Presidents agenda going into 2020, you can consider your term expired and you will be voted out of office by your constituents.
Quit acting in the interests of your donors and your ‘buddies’ and do a job for the American people. Otherwise, it’s time to start looking for another job.
Mitch McConnell has released the names of those 4 senators. He is NOT one of them.
1. Susan Collins of Maine
2. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska
3. Thom Tillis of North Carolina
4. Rand Paul of Kentucky
President Trump will have to veto the resolution, and luckily there will not be enough senators to override the veto. Otherwise, if it amounts to a 2/3rds vote in both chambers against the President’s national emergency, we will in fact have NO WALL.
Politico reported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged Monday that the Senate will pass a resolution blocking President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on the southern border.
The Kentucky Republican’s comments underscore his inability to shield the president from a bipartisan rebuke, though McConnell added that he expected the House to uphold the president’s veto.
McConnell’s Kentucky GOP colleague Rand Paul became the fourth Republican senator to join 47 Senate Democrats in supporting the House-passed disapproval resolution, which needs a simple majority to go to Trump’s desk. The Senate will vote later this month on the measure to stop Trump from unilaterally redirecting billions toward his border wall.
“What is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then in all likelihood the veto will be upheld in the House,” McConnell said at an event in Louisville, Ky.
McConnell said Senate Republicans are studying whether it can amend the resolution but that “it’s never been done before,” and their options are unclear.
McConnell also made clear he tried to dissuade Trump from declaring the emergency, arguing that future Democratic presidents could use it to further liberal policy proposals: “That’s one reason I argued without success that he not take this route.”
“I was one of those hoping the president would not take the national emergency route,” McConnell said. “Once he decided to do that I said I would support it, but I was hoping he wouldn’t take that particular path.”