US Senate Rebukes Trump With ‘Emergency’ Vote
President Donald Trump appears poised to issue his first veto since taking office after a dozen Republican senators joined their Democratic counterparts yesterday in a largely symbolic vote to block his declaration of an emergency along the southern border. Yet if Trump does veto their resolution, lawmakers probably won’t have enough votes to override it.
So why does it matter? Not only are the political optics unfavorable for Trump, but some say the defeat highlights his failure to negotiate with members of his own party.
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