Trump Border Emergency Foes Close in on Needed Senate Votes

While congressional Republicans are reluctant to confront Trump, many say his move tramples Congress' constitutional power to control spending.

  • Published 28 February 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate opponents of President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border moved within a hair Thursday of having enough votes to prevail, and one Republican suggested he risks a rebuff by the GOP-led chamber if he doesn't change course. Trump's move would "turn a border crisis into a constitutional crisis," veteran Sen. Lamar Alexander said on the Senate floor. But he stopped just short of saying he'd support… Read at AP News