Senate votes down Trump’s National Emergency for border wall

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Lumination

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59-41

He's just going to veto it. Republicans know this. You need 67 to be veto-proof? So is this just another charade?
 

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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
 

Krakatoa

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If he vetos it, then he opens it up for the next Democratic President to declare a national emergency when needed.
 

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Craig Caplan
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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.
 

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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.
 

thefro

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KenzinFive

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I hate Marco Rubio, but at least he was one of the Yes's. Can't say the same for our other senator Rick fucking Scott though.
 

captive

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damn, so the senate would only need 8 more votes for veto override?

not sure its doable but its a lot closer than i thought it would be.
 

Christian

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Wow, Pat Toomey actually showed up to vote? His days are numbered. Democrats ran a WEAK candidate in PA in 2016 and he just barely squeaked by.
 

Shoeless

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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?
 

Casa

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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

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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.
 

StarCreator

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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.
 

Greg NYC3

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Quick: someone tell him that that tweet constitutes an actual veto and he doesn't have to go through anymore effort!
He most likely already believes that. I would bet that no one in the administration actually knows the procedure to veto so McConnell will have to come over and explain it to them.
 

BriGuy

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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.
 

Dude Abides

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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.
 

bdbdbd

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I'm amazed that *this* is the issue some in his party are suddenly ready to stop carrying water for Trump over.