Good Morning, Senate poised to pass resolution revoking Trump’s national emergency declaration

By Jonathan Easley and Alexis Simendinger

The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to part company with Trump over his decision to bypass Congress by declaring an emergency at the southern border as a way to fund a wall.

The White House had been negotiating with Senate Republicans to find a way around a vote of disapproval rebuking Trump, but talks collapsed last night.

At least five Republican senators — Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.), Thom Tillis (N.C.) and Mike Lee (Utah) — have said they’ll join Democrats in approving a resolution intended to challenge Trump’s executive authority.

“We tried to cut a deal, the president didn’t appear interested.” — Lee

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The president has already said he’ll veto the resolution and neither chamber has enough support to override a veto, so the matter will likely be decided by the courts.

But the White House will be closely watching the vote, as a full-scale GOP revolt would be embarrassing for the administration and could harm its legal arguments.

These are tense times between the White House and Republicans in the Senate.

Last night, the Senate broke with Trump on the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, passing a resolution requiring the president to withdraw U.S. troops there, unless they’re fighting al Qaeda.

The House would still need to pass that bill for it to reach the president’s desk, but administration officials have already advised the president to veto the resolution. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet today with Martin Griffiths, the United Nations special envoy for Yemen.

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