Senate Votes to Reject President Trump’s Emergency Declaration


Source: AFP

The Senate has voted to reject President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the southern border with a vote of 59-41.

According to The Washington Post, 12 Republicans joined all Democrats to deliver the resolution, which Trump vowed to veto.

“VETO!” the president tweeted following news the Senate had passed the resolution.

The president followed up that tweet with a promise to veto the decision, sharing on Twitter, “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 our desperately needed WALL!”

If the president goes ahead with his decision it will be the first veto of his presidency. Congress does not have the votes to override the veto should Trump choose to exercise it.