It appears that there are Republicans ready to stand in the way of President Trump and him declaring a national emergency on the southern border.
Senator Mike Lee who at one time supported the legalities of President Trump’s call for action is now changing his tune which has many people wondering how many others will follow suit.
My initial assessment is that what Pres. Trump announced is legal. Whether or not it should be legal is a different matter. Congress has been ceding far too much power to the exec. branch for decades. We should use this moment as an opportunity to start taking that power back.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) February 15, 2019
Here is more from The Right Scoop:
Fast forward to this week. A couple of days ago we told you that there were negotiations going on between GOP senators and the president, to find a deal so that they could support Trump’s national emergency. Mike Lee was apart of those negotiations.
Well apparently they broke down and now Lee is going to vote against Trump’s national emergency when the resolution comes up for a vote in the Senate:
Republican Senator Mike Lee will vote for resolution ending Trump's national emergency declaration – spokesman pic.twitter.com/hd9DWrWIGB
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) March 13, 2019
Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) says he will vote for the disapproval resolution: “We tried to cut a deal, the President didn’t appear interested.”
— Alex Bolton (@alexanderbolton) March 13, 2019