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Senate votes down Trump’s National Emergency for border wall

Oct 25, 2017
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USA
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https://cnn.it/2UwHW1G

  • JUST IN: The Senate has voted to block President Trump's emergency declaration on the southern border, which funds his wall.
  • Republicans against Trump: Twelve Republican senators joined Democrats and voted for the resolution, rebuking the President on a central issue of his presidency.
  • The veto threat: The resolution now heads to the President's desk — and Trump will likely issue the first veto of his presidency.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Names:

Craig Caplan
@CraigCaplan


59-41: Senate passes resolution to terminate President's border emergency declaration. 12 Republicans joined all Democrats in voting Yes. Now heads to President who plans to veto it.

Rs Yes:
Alexander
Blunt
Collins
Lee
Moran
Murkowski
Paul
Portman
Romney
Rubio
Toomey
Wicker

2:54 PM - Mar 14, 2019
Looks like a list of primary hopefuls.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,849
U.S.
#9
Names:

Craig Caplan
@CraigCaplan


59-41: Senate passes resolution to terminate President's border emergency declaration. 12 Republicans joined all Democrats in voting Yes. Now heads to President who plans to veto it.

Rs Yes:
Alexander
Blunt
Collins
Lee
Moran
Murkowski
Paul
Portman
Romney
Rubio
Toomey
Wicker

2:54 PM - Mar 14, 2019
F U C K Rob Portman. I'll never understand how he and Brown both got elected in the same state.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#16
There's talk of limiting the president's power to declare emergencies, such as making them "expire" in 30 days if not extended by Congress.

Republicans will be 100% in favor of this...if a Democrat wins in 2020.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 27, 2017
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#30
The GOP literally only cares about RIGHT NOW.

They're counting on being dead before any real consequences from their agenda take effect. See: everything they do
It's amazing to me just how incredibly short-sighted the Republican party is. Like, how can you succeed at anything if you're only concerned about what's happening in the next five minutes, and don't care about next year, or the year after?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,587
#31
He isn't immedietly granted access to the money once he vetoes and the challenge to the veto fails, right? We aren't actually going to see the goddamn wall being built are we?
 

marrec

Banned
Member
Oct 26, 2017
6,516
#36
He isn't immedietly granted access to the money once he vetoes and the challenge to the veto fails, right? We aren't actually going to see the goddamn wall being built are we?
To be perfectly honest, even if all the legal and legislative challenged fail, it's incredibly unlikely that Trump will actually use any funds to built his wall.

He has already been allocated billions of dollars for repair and new structure and hasn't used any of it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,765
#39
I would like to think if the GOP haven't devolved into complete caricatures of themselves that they would come out in even more force to override a veto just to reinforce their own ability to legislate. If they don't override the veto, they are essentially saying the President should write all the laws and there's no need for a Senate.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#46
It's amazing to me just how incredibly short-sighted the Republican party is. Like, how can you succeed at anything if you're only concerned about what's happening in the next five minutes, and don't care about next year, or the year after?
It got them two supreme court justices they wouldn't have had otherwise. Maybe it's time for the Democrats to throw caution to the wind and just go buck wild too.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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#49
How does he actually veto it? It’d be cool if he had a big red stamp or had a ceremony where he ripped the bill up, but it’s probably something lame like sending McConnell and Pelosi a letter.