Senate Rebukes Trump, Trump's Response: 'VETO!'

Senate passes measure blocking Trump's border emergency
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2019 2:34 PM CDT
Mitch McConnell walks to the chamber as the Senate is set to deal President Trump a rebuke on his declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March...   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) As expected, the Senate voted 59-41 Thursday to block President Trump's declaration of an emergency at the US-Mexico border. All the Democratic senators, plus 12 Republicans, voted in favor of the resolution rebuking Trump's move to get funding for his border wall, the Hill reports. The House passed the measure last month; Trump has promised to veto it when it gets to his desk. It will be his first presidential veto, and neither chamber has the votes necessary to override it. "A vote for today’s resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!" Trump said in a series of tweets before the vote. After the vote, he tweeted simply, "VETO!" (Read more border wall stories.)

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