In a surprising rebuke to the President and his white supremacist agenda, the Senate has vote 54-41 to terminate the Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the border and halted the appropriate of military funds to pay for wall construction.
Eleven Republicans crossed the aisle to join Democrats in opposition to the President’s plan to take $3.6 billion from 127 military projects in half of all 50 states to build around 175 miles of border wall.
The #Senate agreed to S.J. Res. 54, to terminate the president's emergency declaration regarding a border wall, 54-41.
GOP voting in favor:
— Senate Press Gallery (@SenatePress) September 25, 2019
The flagrant money-grab put Republican Senators in a serious bind, forcing them to choose between their President, who responds very poorly to the slightest hint of disloyalty, and depriving their states of needed funding and jobs.
To further complicate the matter, the Pentagon has protested vehemently against the funding appropriation, arguing that lives and the military’s readiness were being put at risk if the military construction projects weren’t completed:
While Trump is certainly going to be able to veto the resolution and continue to build the fencing, the Democrats managed to force the Republicans to put their votes where their mouths are, which could prove to have serious repercussions for Senators in vulnerable swing states with an election right around the corner.