I wrote those two articles this morning about the GOP before I saw this. This tells you everything you need to know though about the GOP and its legislative priorities in the Donald Trump era.
“Senate Democrats passed Wednesday a motion to end President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to build a wall along the southern border.
The Senate passed S.J. Res. 54, 54-41, which would terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration on the southern border. The resolution was created by Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME). …
However, Congress has failed to provide significant funding to help secure America’s southern border by building a border wall. With Congress’ failure to provide funding, President Trump declared a national emergency to build the border wall, which diverted military funding so that the president can build a wall along the southern border.
The Republicans that voted for the resolution to end the national emergency to build a border wall are Sens. Collins, Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mike Lee (R-UT), Rob Portman (R-OH). …”
Senate votes again to END Trump’s emergency border declaration.— Nate Madden (@NateOnTheHill) September 25, 2019
11 Republicans voted in favor of the measure:
The Republican Senate under Mitch McConnell can’t be bothered to do anything to pass Trump’s immigration agenda. It couldn’t even be bothered to pass Kate’s Law. It can, however, join forces with the Democrats to pass a big f*** you to Trump voters. Oh, and the tax cuts.
Note: It was 12 Republicans senators last time back in March including Rubio.