McConnell says Senate will vote against Trump’s national emergency

According to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate will pass a resolution of disapproval, which seeks to block the emergency declaration. President Trump would obviously veto the resolution, but McConnell says he believes the veto will be upheld in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Speaking from a press conference in Louisville, Kentucky, he stated that “I was one of those hoping the president would not take the national emergency route. Once you decide to do that, I said I would support it, but I was hoping he wouldn’t take that particular path.”

Reporters asked if McConnell had concerns over future presidents using the same kind of declaration for gun control or climate change and the Senator responded, “That’s one reason I argued — obviously without success — to the president that he not take this route.”


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