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"I would vote for the resolution disapproving of the president's national emergency declaration, if and when it will be submitted to the Senate," wrote Tillis in an op-ed from the Washington Post.
Tillis 'decision comes one day before the House is supposed to adopt the resolution to block Trump' s national emergency declaration. Because Democrats control this room, we expect it to pass and give the shot to the fight in the Senate.
Tillis 'decision puts Democrats on the brink of being able to block Trump' s emergency declaration in the Senate. If the disapproval resolution is passed by the Senate, he will go to the president's office, where he declared that he would use his first veto right.
If all 47 Democrats for the resolution, they would need to overthrow four Republican senators so that the resolution would be passed by the Senate. The vote requires a simple majority.
GOP Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsGraham: "A handful" of GOP Senators will vote to block Trump 's emergency declaration The Dems have put a vote in place to block Trump' s emergency declaration. The Hill & # 39; s Morning Report – An Urgency Statement to Test the GOP's Loyalty to Trump MORE (R-Maine) and Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiThe Morning & # 39; s Morning – Statement of Urgency to test the people's loyalty to Trump Do not look for the GOP House to challenge Trump at the foot of the border The Senate, Dems, presents a resolution blocking the declaration of urgency from Trump PLUS (R-Alaska) are both considered likely votes, which would make Tillis the third Republican defector. Tillis and Collins must be re-elected in 2020 and considered targets as Democrats look for ways to win seats.
Collins told reporters in Maine last week that she would vote for a "clean" resolution to block Trump 's emergency declaration.
Murkowski told an Alaskan television channel on Friday that she would vote "probably" for this proposal, adding that "if that 's what I' ve seen, I 'm going to see it. will support the resolution of disapproval ".
Trump declared the national emergency earlier this month, allowing him to withdraw funds unallocated by Congress for the border wall.
He threatened to veto the resolution if it reaches his office.
Trump's decision was made against the reputed Republicans of Capitol Hill, who worried about the precedent that a national emergency declaration might create for that purpose for a future Democratic president.
Tillis, in his editorial, wrote that there was "no intellectual honesty" for Republicans who previously criticized the executive actions of President Obama but did not oppose those Trump on the wall of the border.
He also noted that several of his fellow Democrats ran for president and suggested that they could use Trump's precedent to try to bring forward proposals that Republicans opposed.
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He added that while he supported Trump on border security, the statement of urgency concerned the separation of powers between the executive and Congress.
"As a US Senator, I can not justify offering the executive more ways to bypass Congress." As a Conservative, I can not subscribe to a precedent that I know future presidents of left will exploit to promote radical policies that will erode economic and individual freedoms, "Tillis wrote.