Senator Murkowski Likely to Block Trump's National Emergency

  • 2019-02-25
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Senator Murkowski Likely to Block Trump's National Emergency
GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski has joined other Republicans on the list of likely votes against Trump's national emergency.

According to Town Hall:

President Trump's emergency declaration gives him $8 billion from various government agencies to build a barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border. Democrats don't believe the illegal immigration crisis at the border merits a national emergency, so on Tuesday they plan to introduce a new measure to stop Trump's declaration. 

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is one of a handful of Republicans who intends to vote with the Democrats. 

"I want to make sure that the resolution of disapproval is exactly what I think it is, because if it is as I understand it to be, I will likely be supporting the resolution to disapprove of the action," the senator revealed Monday.

She joins her usual partner-in-crime, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who was the first Republican senator to announce she'd vote for the measure to condemn Trump's emergency.

Many of Trump's supporters have argued that President Trump has the authority from the National Emergencies Act of 1976.

 Source: TTN

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