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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 02:56 PM

Senate rejects border declaration in major rebuke of Trump

Source: The Hill

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.

The measure passed the House last month, 245-182.

The resolution now heads to Trump’s desk, where he is expected to use the first veto of his presidency to defeat it. Neither chamber has the vote override the president.


Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/434086-senate-rejects-border-declaration-teeing-up-trumps-first-veto?__twitter_impression=true

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:11 PM

1. Thank fucking god!!!!

And someone really needs to take Fox News away from him!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:22 PM

2. Repugs voting against - from your Hill article

In addition to Alexander and Collins, GOP Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Pat Toomey (Pa.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Roger Wicker (Miss.) and Mitt Romney (Utah) voted for the resolution blocking Trump’s emergency declaration.

no surprise, my idiots Grassley and Ernst stand with Trump.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:29 PM

3. His nasty twitter finger is ready to tweet about them

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Response to rurallib (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:33 PM

4. Grassley and Ernst vote however their owners tell them to.

Grassley is definitely on the wrong side of history his slavish need to protect Trump from the Mueller investigation. Apparently he doesn’t give a shit about his legacy or ever doing the right thing. Oddly I expected more from him. Never expected a damn thing from Ernst.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:35 PM

8. Ernst is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Brothers Enterprises

Frankly she is really stupid, IMHO

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:35 PM

5. So now it goes to the courts.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:51 PM

6. Wow, that trump guy's having some really shitty days lately.

————GOOD———

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 03:56 PM

7. This is good..............

we know that there's no chance of an over-ride of the veto, but it does put the congress on record when this ultimately goes to the Supremes.

Now, if only we had Merrick Garland (thanks, McTurtle!) and an honorable Senate we would have nothing to worry about..............

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:58 PM

9. Isn't this so-called rebuke pretty much meaningless, seeing as there is no...

...chance there will be enough votes to override the veto?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 12:16 AM

16. It puts people on record, one side or the other.

Those who won't vote for the veto override will be on record as being Trump lickers.
That's campaign attack gold.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 08:20 PM

10. Sucks to be Trump

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 10:02 PM

11. After Trump gets his money, then they'll change the Nat'l Dec Rules....

if they can...to prevent a Democratic President from using it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:52 AM

12. Well well, I see that Thom Tillis did a complete flip flop and voted with Trump.

Can't say I'm surprised, he's always been lower than whale shit. How delightful. This after openly saying it was unconstitutional and he would vote against Trump. We will hang this cowardice around his neck and rid ourselves of him here in North Carolina in 2020. Can't wait for the ads to start running against this colossal NRA shill and TRUMP LACKEY.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:24 AM

13. in coming weeks a veto override vote will happen in the House and the Senate, this

 

is the "real" vote where we will have every republican on "the record" and we may actually see a trump veto overriden as the GOP is cornered on whether or not they want to give up their Congressional duties

McConnels's worse nightmare to date

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:52 AM

14. Toomey is the canary in the coal mine here

He constantly has his finger in the air to see which way the political winds are blowing and adjusts himself accordingly. It's probably a good sign that he voted against the "emergency" declaration. It means that Toomey thinks the political climate is unfavorable to Trump.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2019, 08:11 PM

15. still too many Republican cowards who are afraid of being #cybullyed by Trump

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