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12 Senate Republicans vote against Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration

March 14, 2019

  Today the Senate voted on the House-passed resolution to end Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the Southern border and it passed with 12 Republicans voting in favor. Here are the 12 Republicans:

  1. Rand Paul (R-KY)
  2. Mike Lee (R-UT)
  3. Susan Collins (R-ME)
  4. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
  5. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
  6. Mitt Romney (R-UT)
  7. Jerry Moran (R-KS)
  8. Pat Toomey (R-PA)
  9. Rob Portman (R-OH)
  10. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
  11. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
  12. Roy Blunt (R-MO)

  The resolution is now headed to the President’s desk where it awaits his first veto. The resolution failed to gain a veto-proof majority in either chamber of the Congress so unless there are defectors the next battle will be in the court system. And with John Roberts’ recent record there is no telling how this will end up.

  One thing that I have found fascinating to watch is how the Republicans and the Democrats have changed positions. Suddenly the Democrats care about the Constitution and find this to be an overreach on the part of the President when for eight years they defended Barack Obama for doing much the same thing while on the other side of the aisle, with the exception of the 12 named above, the Republicans do not seem to have a problem with a President using Executive Action to move his agenda forward after failing to persuade the Congress to get on board.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 14, 2019 9:38 pm

    I am doing a flashback of Obama and his “special Powers” use. tomorrow.. and where were these 12 Gopers then? Where was the noble cause to uphold the constitution?

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    • March 15, 2019 5:18 am

      I’m looking forward to seeing how these same Republicans voted. If I had to guess I would say Rand Paul is the one who is being consistent on this.


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