Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Sen. Cory Gardner Votes Against Resolution Of Disapproval For Emergency Declaration

Sen. Cory Gardner Votes Against Resolution Of Disapproval For Emergency Declaration

The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, with the only remaining question how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him.

Sen. Cory Gardner voted against the resolution of disapproval for the national emergency declaration on Thursday.

The vote will likely force Trump's first veto of his presidency.

"It was called turn out the lights, the party's over", said Sen.

Trump's response came within half an hour, in a one-word tweet: VETO! In the Senate, an additional seven or eight GOP senators would have to switch their votes in order to reach the two-thirds requirement. They also said Trump was merely exercising his powers under the law, which largely leaves it to presidents to decide what a national emergency is.

While Coulter mocked the Republicans who voted against Trump, it is unclear where she stands on the issue as a whole.

Soon afterward, Lee issued a statement saying he'd support the resolution blocking the border emergency.

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"Our nation's founders gave to Congress the power to approve all spending so that the president would not have too much power", Alexander said. He said he'd vote to block Trump's emergency because his own bill "does not have an immediate path forward".

Trump and Republicans backing him said there is a legitimate security and humanitarian crisis at the border with Mexico. A White House official said Trump won't forget when senators who oppose him want him to attend fundraisers or provide other help. Republican senators voting for the resolution blocking Trump included Mitt Romney of Utah, the party's 2012 presidential candidate; Mike Lee of Utah, a solid conservative; ME moderate Susan Collins and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, a respected centrist.

Within the White House there was concern that agreeing to a deal might only limit the number of defections, said a senior administration official who was not authorized to speak publicly.

MS junior Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a staunch Trump ally whom the president endorsed in her midterm election to the seat previous year, voted against the resolution. "It's a border security vote".

Even before Thursday's vote, there were warnings that GOP senators resisting Trump could face political consequences.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., tried making it even harder for uncertain Republicans to support Trump's border emergency.

A majority of USA voters oppose Trump's emergency declaration and his plans to build a southern border wall. "The House will not take up this legislation to give President Trump a pass". As a result, the President has declared a national immigration emergency, legal authority which he clearly has under the 1976 law, a law invoked 56 times by every previous President since Jimmy Carter. To overturn the president's veto, the resolution would need approval by two-thirds of members in each chamber of congress.

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