As we told you last night, the House held a key vote to block the President’s National Emergency declaration and it passed, but it came up far short of the necessary majority to make it “veto-proof.”
On today’s show, we discussed the vote in the House of Representatives on a resolution to disapprove and end President Trump’s declaration of a National Emergency along our southern border with Mexico.
Not surprisingly, it did pass, as we expected it would, by 245- 182. However the resolution came up 40 votes short of a “veto-proof” majority.
It was no surprise that the Democrats would overwhelmingly vote in favor of blocking the President’s declaration. However 13 Republicans also sided with Democrats against the National Emergency declaration.
Those Republicans that voted against the President’s National Emergency declaration and funding for the wall are: Justin Amish (MI), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA), Mike Gallahger (WI), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA), Will Hurd (TX), Dusty Johnson (SD), Thomas Massie (KY), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA), Francis Rooney (FL), Jim Sensenbrenner (WI), Elise Stefanik (NY), Fred Upton (MI), and Greg Walden (OR).
Now the resolution moves on the Senate for another vote. Even if the Senate does vote to end the National Emergency as well, the President can veto their decision. The House could override the President’s veto if they had a 2/3rds majority, but based on last night’s vote, they do not.
We also discussed the President’s trip to Vietnam where he is meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. President Trump assured Chairman Kim that if he agrees to denuclearization, the outcome would most likely be extremely beneficial to the impoverished nation, even making North Korea an economic powerhouse.
The President used Vietnam, once our enemy and now an economic partner, as an example of what America’s assistance can do for the so-called “hermit kingdom,” given their full cooperation.
You can listen to the entire episode here.
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