Senate: 59 (!!!!) 40 against Trump

Swampy

That's one vote short of overriding a veto.

Could the good guys get one more vote? Will the republicans stand with America and reject Trump?


The Senate voted on Thursday to nix President Trump’s national emergency declaration to construct the U.S.-Mexico border wall, setting up the first veto battle with his White House.

Senators voted 59-41 to pass the resolution of disapproval blocking Trump’s declaration. Underscoring the broad base of concern over Trump’s actions within the Republican caucus, 12 GOP senators broke rank and voted with all the Democrats.

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Kathy

Tillis changed his mind since last week when he was in favor of the bill. I wonder why he decided not to support it?

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chase_gw

Damn fine showing. Too bad the others lacked courage.

The. " national emergency " is not the issue. It is the usurping of Congress' authoutiy to allocate funds. The courts will straighten this out.....thank goodness there is a third branch.

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Ziemia(6a)

McConnell worked hard to keep it under 60.

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Fuhgetabauti

Sounds like the wall is getting built.

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d_gw

Kolfage has it covered. The anti-Trump people don't have to pony up a dime. Good news!

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Swampy

This was my mistake it takes 67 to override the veto, a filibuster is 60. Sorry!

Still darn impressive!

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Fuhgetabauti


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Chi

Yeah his legacy will be a wall that only his supporters want, and that he had to threaten, hurt millions of Americans and rip up the Constitution to get. Immigrants will laugh at as they climb over or tunnel under since Trump is too stupid to address the actual reason why so many are coming.

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sunflower_petal(5a)

Glad to see a few people stood up to him.

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cecily 7A

So the wall fight will move into the courts. Meanwhile, the DoD can't spend those funds that the administration is trying to divert. So what the administration has actually done is reduce drug interdiction efforts and drastically slow military construction for 2019.

The 2020 budget proposal shows a large increase for the DoD. Will the Pentagon be allowed to spend that money or is the DoD budget now President Trump's piggy bank to fund his vanity projects?

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