Lamar Alexander

GOP-controlled Senate rebukes Trump with vote to rescind border emergency declaration

GOP-controlled Senate rebukes Trump with vote to rescind border emergency declaration

A dozen Senate Republicans joined Democrats on Thursday to vote against President Trump’s border emergency declaration, a stinging rebuke of the White House’s decision to circumvent Congress to deliver on the president’s campaign pledge to build a wall.

The 12 Republican defectors sided with all the Democrats and independents in support of a resolution to terminate the president’s Feb. 15 declaration.

Minutes after the measure passed, Trump tweeted, “VETO!”

It would mark the first veto of his presidency. He has defended his emergency order — which would allow him to divert military funding toward wall construction — by calling illegal immigration a threat to national...

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