Congress is poised to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration, paving the way for the first veto showdown with Trump’s White House.
The collision course was set when Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) became the fourth GOP senator to say he would vote against Trump’s declaration to fund the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Paul, speaking in Kentucky over the weekend, said he couldn’t support giving a president “extra-constitutional powers.”
Paul is the crucial fourth Republican vote needed to pass a resolution blocking Trump’s declaration in the Senate, an embarrassing setback that would force the president to use his first veto of his White House tenure.
Read more at The Hill.