The Senate is expected to vote on a resolution to stop President Trump’s national emergency declaration. A handful of Senate Republicans will be voting against it, including Rand Paul, Mitt Romney and Mike Lee.
My statement on today’s emergency declaration vote→ pic.twitter.com/QbP7VCL81S
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) March 14, 2019
Here’s Mike Lee’s statement:
“Congress is supposed to be the first among the federal government’s three co-equal branches. For decades, Congress has been giving far too much legislative power to the executive branch. While there was attention on the issue I had hoped the ARTICLE ONE Act could begin to take that power back. Unfortunately, it appears the bill does not have an immediate path forward, so I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration. I hope this legislation will serve as a starting point for future work on this very important issue.”
President Trump issued a stark warning ahead of the vote:
And Wednesday, he said:
We’ll see where this goes…