A handful of Republicans joined up with the Democrats on Thursday by voting to block President Trump’s border emergency declaration. The meassure passed 59-41 and is expected to be President Trump’s first-ever veto. The Republican members who backed the resolution had concerns about expanding presidential powers.
“This is a constitutional question, it’s a question of the balance of power that is core to our constitution”, Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah said to reporters. Republicans who voted to oppose the declaration include Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, Susan Collins, and Rand Paul.