Lisa Murkowski Republican Sen. He says he will vote for the abolition of the Donald Trump Presidential border emergency declaration. (February 26)
WASHINGTON – Major General of the Senate, Mitch McConnell has made it clear to President Donald Trump that he has a choice: to move forward with his statement on the southern border of the national emergency, and to face the potential attack of his own party – or his gearbox.
McConnell admitted that the Senate would probably make a decision to block Trump's emergency statement.
"I think it is clear in the Senate that there will be enough votes to hand over the rejection decision that the President will be vetoing," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. "And then, in all likelihood, the veto is in the house."
Trump threatened to veto the resolution when he reached his desk. Nevertheless, the congressional approval of the measure would be a turning point for its presidency. Not only would this be the first time Trump had released the veto, but it would be contrary to its own parties to give one of the most important promises of its 2016 presidential campaign.
Republicans say that while supporting Trump's goal of building a wall along the US-Mexico border, they have a number of serious reservations about the billions of dollars released by national disaster declarations. Some legislators have also raised concerns that Trump is taking money from key military programs to finance the dam.
Trump announced a cross-border national emergency on February 15 to release hundreds of dollars on a border wall. After the decision, the Congress refused to give him $ 5.7 billion, which he demanded.
Trump said he wanted the wall to stop drugs and gangs from entering the United States, although the analysis of the data indicates that the vast majority of drugs enter the port of entry, rather than the wide boundaries where additional barriers – the experts say.
Rand Paul Paul R-Ky. The most recent Senator of GOP, who protests against the emergency statement. On Saturday, Paul said in a speech to Kentucky that the approval of the emergency declaration was the same as "giving constitutional powers to the president," he said he was unwilling.
"I can't vote for the President to gain the power to spend money that Congress did not pick up," said Paul, as the Bowling Green Daily News reported. “We can make more money for border security, but Congress has not allowed it. If we took these controls and scales, this is a dangerous thing.
Some married Republicans made the same argument last week when 13 joined all Democrats to block Trump's statement and sent the measure to the Senate. McConnell said the Senate would take action by 15 March.
Meanwhile, some GOP senators are looking for Trump.
Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Who called an emergency statement "against the United States Constitution", offered an alternative last week.
Instead of announcing a national emergency, Alexander suggested that Trump secure the wall of his wall by using the various programs of congresses already approved. Not only would Trump get access to the money he wanted, but he could potentially avoid months and years, Alexander said.
As the Senate's vote approaches, several Senator GOPs said they were still deciding how to vote. Others support Trump, saying they will do what they have to do to protect their nation's borders.
"The president does not exercise the power that Congress has given him," Senator John Kennedy, R-La, said.
At the same time, the Democrats complained that Trump was trying to "end the Constitution".
"This is a president who grabs power and has to rule," said New Mexico Senator Tom Udall, who works for the Senate Commitment Committee.
An increasing list of Republican voices
Paul's weekend announcement to oppose the emergency statement makes him the fourth Senate Republican who said he would vote to stop it. With its decision, the opponents must give the 51 votes needed to block Trump's statement.
The other three Republicans who said they would vote to stop the statement were Thom Tillis from North Carolina, Susan Collins Maine and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska.
"As a Senator in the United States, I can't justify the bailiff's other ways to bypass Congress," wrote Tillis in an option in The Washington Post, expressing his concerns. "As a conservative, I cannot support a precedent that I know that future left-wing presidents will take advantage of the promotion of radical policies that destroy economic and individual freedoms."
Tillis was elected in 2014 and will be re-elected in 2020. The non-coastal Cook policy report says "probably Republican".
North Carolina, Thom Tillis Senate, is located in the Senate Dirksen building. (Photo: Jack Gruber, USA TODAY)
Collins, who was also re-elected next year, said he was worried about using Trump's statement to use billions of dollars that Congress had already won.
"It destroys the undermining of the process of appropriations, the will of Congress and dubious constitutionality," he said.
Collins, who serves his fourth cycle, is a moderate Republican, who pauses with his party on key issues, including health. He criticized the federal judge's decision last December to reverse the affordable care law, saying it was "too sweeping."
He was also one of the three Republicans, including the late Arizona Senator John McCain and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska, who voted last summer against the Republican "Slim Cancellation Bill", killing the GOP health measure.
He was all in sight with Collins when the Senate voted for the controversial affirmation of the United States Supreme Court for Brett Kavanaugh, who was a fire for decades of sexual assault.
Collins, who has been on the fence for months, They voted in favor of Kavanaugh, saying that no evidence or opposition voting could lead to a "dangerous" precedent.
Recently, Collins was the only Republican citizen who opposed the appointment of Andrew Wheeler, who firmly confirmed that Trump was the head of the Environment Agency. Collins said he was against the nomination because, as an administrator, Wheeler supported policies that "do not serve the best interests of our environment and public health, especially the threat of climate change for our nation."
Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, has announced that he will support Brett Kavanaugh on the Senate floor, October 5, 2018, Washington, D.C. (Photo: Senate TV via AP)
Murkowski said he would support blocking Trump's emergency statement.
Murkowski, who has been in the Senate since 2002, is re-elected in 2022. In 2010, he was shocked by the political world when he ran a successful party campaign after the party's primary loss. Murkowski, daughter of Frank Murkowski, former governor of Alaska and Senator, has little loyalty to the national party, some of whom have left in the re-election proposal.
It was Murkowski only Republicans can vote against Kavanaugh's appointment. "Signal" was voted as collegiate gesture by Republican Steve Daines, his colleague supporting Kavanaugh, Steve Daines, who attended his daughter's wedding.
Murkowski worked in the corridor on important issues for the state, including Louisiana's former Democratic senator, Louisiana's energy policy.
Murkowski, in addition to Collins, also voted against Betsy DeVos, Trump's head of the Ministry of Education.
Arizona Senator Martha McSally, the chamber's novelty, is also concerned about the emergency statement.
McSally, who appointed McCain's headquarters last December, recently said "he was convinced that money was not coming from Arizona's military construction projects" because his vote was supported by the president.
McSally is expected to be competing in the 2020 special elections. The Cook Political Report represents the place "Republican". Earlier this month, Mark Kelly, a retired US Navy pilot and former Repub Gabby Giffords husband, announced he was planning a seat.
How did you sell the house?
Despite the concern expressed by some GOP lawmakers, only 13 broke the party and voted in favor of a democracy-supported resolution when it passed away last week.
Many of them, including Reps, Will Hurd of Texas, Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania and Fred Upton Michigan, are expected to run in competitive races in 2020.
Most Republicans voted in favor of party lines and resolution, citing the need for greater border security.
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