GOP-Led Senate Expected To Pass Resolution Rejecting Trump’s Border Declaration

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Republican-led Senate is set to deal President Donald Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border and many are waiting to see how many GOP senators will join Democrats in defying him.

Republicans are predicting that Thursday’s showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers.

A poll taken in February showed Texas voters are evenly split 48-48 percent on whether to build a wall on the Mexican border.

Since the Democratic-controlled House approved the measure last month, the Senate vote would force Trump to use a veto to protect his presidential campaign’s “Build the Wall” mantra over objections from his own party.

“It was called turn out the lights, the party’s over,”…

Original published: 2019-03-14 06:42:15 Read the full Dallas News here


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