Rand Paul reportedly to vote against Trump declaring national emergency at border

imaginethat

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Oct 2010
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Rand is something like Ron, voting on principle.

Rand Paul reportedly to vote against Trump declaring national emergency at border
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Sen. Rand Paul reportedly announced that he won't support President Trump declaring a national emergency at the southern border — appearing to push the U.S. Senate toward rejecting the move.​
Paul, R-Ky., told a crowd at a dinner at Western Kentucky University on Saturday night that he "can't vote to give extra Constitutional powers to the president."​
"I can't vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn't been appropriated by Congress," Paul said, according to the Bowling Green Daily News. "We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn't authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it's a dangerous thing."​
Three other Republican senators have announced they'll vote "no" to a national emergency declaration at the U.S.-Mexico border, too, including, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.​
Paul's vote would make it four, and assuming that all 47 Democrats and their independent allies go against Trump, that would give opponents 51 votes — just past the majority needed.​

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And that means the senate will vote down the emergency declaration.

So Trump will either have to back off, or veto it.

I know what I'm putting my money on.