House Democrats-and 13 House Republicans-decisively passed a resolution to “terminate” President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill now heads to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has less than eighteen days to bring it for a vote. Though Pelosi only needs four Senate Republicans to join their Democrat counterparts to pass the measure, there are not yet enough votes in either chamber to override a presidential veto. Three Republican senators have already said they support the bill, which begs the question why Pelosi would pursue such a pointless charade. But the question answers itself, doesn’t it?
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
House Democrats overwhelming passed legislation on Tuesday designed to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, Fox News reports.
“Tuesday’s vote marked the first time the House or Senate has tried to terminate a presidential declaration of a national emergency, using the provisions of the National Emergencies Act of 1976,” reports the outlet. “Former Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., attempted a similar effort regarding a national emergency declared by then-President George W. Bush, but the measure never came to a vote on the House floor.”
Tuesday’s bill passed the House by a vote of 245-182. All Democrats voted in favor of the bill and were joined by only 13 Republicans. For the bill to pass the Senate, enough Republicans would have to break party lines, prompting President Trump to issue his first veto that only a two-thirds super-majority could break.