Pence meets with Republican senators to quell revolt on emergency declaration

There's probably a part of the president that likes the idea of standing alone against all the weak-kneed forces of Washington unwilling to protect America from an invasion of murdering rapist drug dealers Waldman says

To win Senate approval, the House resolution needs four Republican votes along with those of all its Democrats.

Although four Republican senators have already announced they will vote to nullify the president's emergency declaration, one of them - Sen.

"After Pelosi's comments, Republicans countered, asking why Democrats would have issued 81 document requests to people associated with President Trump if they're not already planning on impeachment".

Another source present said many Republicans thought that Trump had been leaning toward taking the deal but that he told Lee Wednesday afternoon that Trump said he'd decided he wouldn't be able to support the bill. Congress can vote to block a declaration, but the two-thirds majorities required to overcome presidential vetoes make it hard for lawmakers to prevail.

"Our Republican friends are saying with this fig leaf, 'Grant me the courage to stand up to President Trump, but not yet, '" Schumer said. Although he said Trump has the power for his current declaration, McConnell said Republican senators were now questioning: "Was it too broad back in the '70s when it was passed?"

"Republican Senators are proposing new legislation to allow the President to violate the Constitution just this once in order to give themselves cover", said a statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat.

She said he had a "robust discussion" about the emergency declaration with Pence on Tuesday, and will decide how to vote on the resolution to overturn it before Thursday's vote. Unfortunately, it appears the bill does not have an immediate path forward, so I will be voting to terminate the latest emergency declaration.

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President Donald Trump, right, acknowledges US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), left, prior to signing H.J. Res. 38, disapproving the rule submitted by the US Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. "I hope this legislation will serve as a starting point for future work on this very important issue".

"We're going to have a news conference at the border over the next three weeks", Trump told reporters at a briefing at the White House on drug trafficking.

A vote on Lee's plan was expected after Congress returns from a recess later this month.

"No. No. I don't think he is", she said.

Under a 1976 law, presidents have wide discretion in determining when a national emergency has occurred.

At stake are billions of dollars in funding for a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border that Trump is demanding but Congress has refused to fully provide. Presidents have never before declared an emergency after Congress voted to deny them money for the same goal. Mike Lee (R-Utah) that tries to claw back some emergency powers to Congress and whether the White House endorses some version of it.

The strongest chance of blocking Trump's border emergency is likely several lawsuits filed by Democratic state attorneys general, environmental groups and others.

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