Trump Plans to Veto Resolution Blocking his Border Wall National Emergency

On Thursday, President Donald Trumpnstated that he is planning to put a veto on a Senate resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border.

According to The Hill, the Democratic measure is expected to pass the GOP-controlled Senate later in the day.

“A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction),” Trump tweeted.

“I am prepared to veto, if necessary,” he added. “The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!”

Meanwhile, GOP senators, Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah) Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Thom Tillis (N.C.) and Rand Paul (Ky.), said that they will vote for it on Thursday.

Senators Marco Rubio (Fla.), Mitt Romney (Utah), Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), and Ben Sasse (Neb.) could also support the measure.

Trump declared the national emergency last month, saying there was a crisis at the southern border and vowing to bypass Congress to spend $8 billion to build barriers along the southern border.

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