The House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to overturn President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border, with 13 Republicans joining Democrats to try to block the effort to divert funding to a border wall even though it lacks the congressional approval needed.
“Is your oath of office to Donald Trump or is it to the Constitution of the United States?” Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Republican congress during a speech from the floor ahead of the vote. “You cannot let him undermine your pledge to the Constitution.” (New York Times)
The disapproval passed with a vote of 245 to 182, which will now be taken up by the Senate, where three Republicans have said they will support the disapproval, which is just one shy of the number needed for Congress to stop Trump’s fake national emergency.
Even Senator Mitch McConnell isn’t totally sold on backing Trump on the fake national emergency, saying ““I haven’t reached a total conclusion” when asked about it at a news conference on Tuesday.
Imagine that. Mitch McConnell hasn’t reached a conclusion. I imagine when he does, it won’t be hard to guess what that will be. It will be whatever enables and defends President Donald Trump to the most extreme degree.