It’s an unfortunate bout of bad news for both President Trump and American security. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has acknowledged that Democrats have garnered enough votes to move forward with a resolution to block Trump’s national emergency, even though Republicans have the Senate majority.
While disappointing, McConnell tried to be optimistic in his explanation.
“I think what is clear in the Senate is there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then, in all likelihood, the veto will be upheld in the House,” McConnell stated.
Four Republican senators have declared that they would vote against Trump including, Rand Paul, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Thom Tillis.
In the likely event that all 47 Democrats also vote against Trump then it will give the resolution a total of 51 votes, just over what is needed.
Until the Senate votes, McConnell has said that he and other Trump supporting Republicans would be considering “what options there are, if any,” in order to oppose the resolution.