Republicans join Democrats in the 54-41 vote against Trump’s try to steal money they appropriated for his border wall projects…
The Senate voted Wednesday for a second time to block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration, rebuking the president over his attempt to fund a border wall without congressional approval.
In a 54-41 vote, the Senate approved a resolution to disapprove of Trump’s emergency declaration, including 11 Republicans. The vote comes after the Trump administration announced it would divert $3.6 billion in military construction funding from several states to build his border wall.
The president will surely veto the resolution, as he did in March. Under federal law, Democrats may bring up the emergency vote every six months.
Prior to the vote, Senate Democrats accused Republicans of prioritizing Trump over military families.
“A vote for the president today is a vote in favor of cutting money for our military and slashing support for critical military projects in red states as well as blue,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “My Republican colleagues should vote to terminate the emergency declaration today on constitutional grounds.”….