nearvideo three GOP senators criticize diverting Pentagon money for border wall
The United States Today White House reporter David Jackson reacts to the divide on Capitol Hill.
The Senate voted on Wednesday to block a second time, President Trump’s border emergency Declaration, with the Republicans back to their Democratic colleagues in the rebuke of the President.
Citing their concern over the expansion of presidential powers, 11 Republicans joined forces to stop the Democrats in voting for the resolution, the emergency Declaration of the trump card. The decision of a simple 54-41 vote, but it is not a veto-proof majority.
The resolution, which blocks the diversion of funds for the border wall, that is likely to be another veto of Trump, the block in March, squeezed in a previous cross-party vote on his emergency Fund.
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This vote is to Trump a clear rebuke by the Republicans, who believe, he abused his authority and bypassing Congress when it comes to the appropriation of Federal dollars.
The Republican senators who voted for the democratic resolution: Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Roy Blunt of Missouri; Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah; Jerry Moran of Kansas, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Rand Paul of Kentucky; Rob Portman of Ohio; Mitt Romney, Utah; Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Roger Wicker of Mississippi.
Fox News is told that the house is probably the most time on the floor this week for a vote in the Senate.
When the Senate voted in March to block the emergency Declaration, which the Pentagon had not made public the list of the $3.6 billion in military construction projects that were canceled to pay for Trump’s much-vaunted wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. But earlier this month, published and senators now know, what are the concrete projects in their respective States to be deleted to pay for the wall.
This pressure on a number of Republicans due for re-election in 2020, and that was before the vote by the Democrats to paint the GOP supports Trump’s Declaration in favor of taking the funds away from the military. The projects included a $63 million middle school in the GOP majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the state of Kentucky, although most of them are outside of the continental United States
“If the Republicans choose to stand with President Trump, you say that you fully support, so that the President, to take money to Fund our military, a border wall,” Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-NY, said on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post.
Schumer move to force a vote some Republicans in a difficult spot. repeat For example, the Republicans Cory Gardner in Colorado, and Martha McSally of Arizona is at risk supported to lose the trump card in the earlier vote in March, but that the financing of a home-state project.
Trump says that a wall would stop immigrants from coming into the United States illegally. He promised that he would always pay back during his 2016 presidential campaign, Mexico, for the wall, but Mexico refused.
Trump originally, the emergency Declaration has been issued, in February, after the Congress, only a fraction of the 5.7 billion US-dollars, which he is required to grant, a wall on the southern border. Declare a national emergency to control trump card, an additional $3.6 billion to the wall.
The resolution launching Trump’s statement is one of two high-profile votes, which aims to take place this week on the blocking of the President special emergency powers, to the transfer of money from military base construction projects such as new schools, the cost of new fences along the U.S.-Mexican border.
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It is a potential vote on Thursday in the Central panel, in which several members agree with Democrats, the trump is to Finance the excess by the restructuring of the spending decisions by the Congress, wall projects, which have been otherwise rejected.
A top-medium-Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, said that he was going to move, change $to block 694 billion Pentagon funding bill Trump from diverting resources for military projects on the wall.
“The cancellation of these projects is based on a national emergency the President declared that his face has been rejected by both house of Congress on bipartisan votes,” Durbin said. “The Congress cannot and must not remain silent, when the power of the money bag, is undermined in this way. Why are we here?”
Durbin would exist in the voice when panel Republicans to vote like Roy Blunt of Missouri and Susan Collins of Maine, as it is in March — a development that will bring embarrassment to top Republicans like McConnell, and appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby.
Fox News ‘ Chad Pergram, Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.