On Whether Republicans Will Vote to Support Trump’s Emergency Declaration to Build the Wall


I posted yesterday (?) quoting Thom Tillis and wondering whether he’d even SEE a vote on the emergency declaration or whether Mitch McConnell would bury it for him, but, according this, he will definitely have to vote.  (As will every other Republican Senator and Representative.) (Yesterday’s post.)

«Once invoked, 50 U.S. Code § 1622 on national emergencies sets into motion a series of events, including an almost immediate vote by the House of Representatives ratifying the president’s decision. The House will certainly reject Trump’s national emergency declaration, sending that motion to the Senate where it cannot be tabled. And that GOP-controlled chamber will be compelled to support Trump’s transparently political debasing of constitutional norms, not because of their support for Trump, but because of pressure from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.»

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