Trump’s Warning To The Senate

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The Senate is set to vote on President Trump’s national emergency declaration to directly fund the building of a security wall at the southern border. For this, Trump has issued a warning to the Senate.

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“A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!” Trump stated in a tweet.

“The Democrats are ‘Border Deniers,'” he added. “They refuse to see or acknowledge the Death, Crime, Drugs and Human Trafficking at our Southern Border!”

It comes to no surprise that the Senate Democrats are against this bill but, majority of the Republicans are set to shut the national emergency down. Only four Republicans would be enough to block the declaration.

“The Republicans are predicting that the showdown vote will result in Congress sending Trump a resolution blocking the border emergency he proclaimed last month to steer an extra $3.6 billion to building border barriers,” the New York Post reports.

“On Wednesday, Senate passage of the resolution was all but guaranteed after the collapse of efforts by the White House and Republican senators to reach compromise on separate legislation by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, curtailing presidents’ powers to declare emergencies in the future,” the Post states.

President Trump felt the need to declare a national emergency after Congress refused his request for $5.7 billion for building a segment of the border wall. After the longest government shutdown in history, the Democrat-controlled house agreed to give only $1.375 billion which is about a fifth of what he initially requested.

“Republican Senators have a very easy vote this week,” he tweeted. “It is about Border Security and the Wall (stopping Crime, Drugs etc.), not Constitutionality and Precedent. It is an 80% positive issue. The Dems are 100% United, as usual, on a 20% issue, Open Borders and Crime. Get tough R’s!”

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