US President Donald Trump has informed Congress that he will extend the 2014 national emergency over Ukraine and sanctions against Russian Federation, even as lawmakers look set to oppose his emergency declaration to protect the US border. "I stand with the president often, and I do so with a loud voice", Paul wrote.
With Rand Paul's announcement Sunday that he would vote to to block President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S. -Mexico border, we have now entered an interesting moment for Senate Republicans. "If we take away those checks and balances, it's a risky thing", Paul suggested, according to the paper. House Democrats voted unanimously for that resolution, and 13 House Republicans broke with the White House to support it.
Some Republicans have expressed concerns that Trump's declaration is executive overreach, sets a precedent for a Democratic president to do the same and will face legal challenges, which is already the case.
"I really think that Republicans that vote against border security and the wall, I think, you know, I've been okay at predicting things". If all the Democrats and the independents oppose Trump as expected, he would lose the vote on the emergency.
Neither chamber has enough votes to overturn a veto by Trump - two-thirds of each chamber is needed to overturn a veto.
"I can't vote to give extraconstitutional powers to the President", the Kentucky Republican said Saturday, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. Four GOP senators-Paul along with Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Thom Tillis of North Carolina-have said they plan to vote against Trump's emergency declaration.
And if GOP senators don't have anything good to say, Parkinson said, they should "keep their powder dry", according to the two people, who requested anonymity to detail the private discussion.
Amash also said he thought Republicans supporting Trump on the issue were abdicating their responsibilities under the constitution. "And I'm hopeful many Republican senators will agree".
'I can't vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn't been appropriated by Congress...'
Nonetheless, the disapproval resolution represents a blow to Trump's February 15 move to declare an emergency after Congress balked at giving him the money he demanded for his border wall. That is exactly the case here: "Congress has authorized a wall and other security measures at the border, it has not passed any law forbidding such a wall, and the president has invoked delegated powers to continue the wall's construction".