Senate Votes 59-41 To Block President Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

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President Trump expects to veto the measure

ABOVE VIDEO: Several Senate Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues on Thursday in voting to block President Trump’s border emergency declaration — a move expected to prompt the president’s first-ever veto.

(FOX NEWS) – Several Senate Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues on Thursday in voting to block President Trump’s border emergency declaration — a move expected to prompt the president’s first-ever veto.

The measure passed 59-41 as roughly a dozen Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the resolution, despite White House efforts to keep the GOP united on the issue of border security.

Those GOP members who backed the resolution cited concerns about the expansion of presidential powers.

“I’m going to be voting in favor of the resolution of disapproval,” Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters ahead of the vote. “This is a constitutional question, it’s a question of the balance of power that is core to our constitution.”

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