‘VETOING’ Trump says after Senate passes resolution to block president’s border emergency declaration

President Donald Trump

The US Senate has voted on Thursday to block United States President Donald Trump’s declaration of a border emergency in order to receive funds for his demand of a border wall with Mexico.

According to Bloomberg news reports, the Senate voted 59 to 41 blocking Trump’s national emergency. After the vote, Trump said, “I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democratic inspired resolution,” while also thanking “strong Republicans” who have voted against it.

In a tweet, Trump wrote: “I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country. I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and are desperately needed WALL!”

Twelve Republicans had broken ranks to side with the Democrats passing the resolution to disapprove an emergency declaration, with several of them stating the declaration was a violation of the US constitution.

Tennessee Republican Senator Lamar Alexander, who backed the resolution, said, “This check on the executive is a source of our freedom. Any appreciation for our structure of government means that no president should be able to use the National Emergencies Act to spend money that Congress refuses to provide.”


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