President Trump and the Senate Republicans brace themselves for a confrontation in the party between Thursday and Thursday, as lawmakers are likely to block President Trump's border emergency statement, forcing the president to use his veto power for the first time.
The explanation was an effort by Trump to send an additional $ 3.6 billion to build the border wall.
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Because of the small Republican majority in the Senate – 53-47 – only four Republicans are needed to vote for the bill to block the statement. Behind the scenes, Trump invited a number of Senate Republicans to the White House to talk about trade, but the conversation soon turned to their alleged vote against the president.
"He would like us to oppose the [resolution]. But he understands and respects that senators can have different opinions, "Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who reportedly has not yet decided how to vote on the resolution, Politico said." There is a border crisis and we need to deal with it. But I still have my constitutional concern. & # 39;
"He said he wanted us to vote with him, but he understood that if we didn't," another Republican senator said the outlet.
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Trump tweeted Thursday that he is willing to veto if necessary.
Vice President Mike Pence, meanwhile, urged Republicans to support the national emergency statement in an interview broadcast on "Fox & Friends" on the morning of the broadcast.
"A vote against the President's National Emergency Declaration is a vote to deny the humanitarian and security crisis that is taking place on our southern border. So we urge every member of the Senate to push politics aside to acknowledge that we have a crisis, "he told" Fox & Friends "" Pete Hegseth.
Yet the passage of the anti-Trump resolution was effectively secured on Wednesday after the talks between the senators and the White House collapsed on Wednesday after a failure to reach a compromise on individual legislation that would limit the powers of presidents to deal with emergencies to be announced in the future.
Some senators allegedly said they were prepared to support Trump's statement and please their voters in exchanging the measure that curbed the expansion of the presidential authority, a bill led by Utah Sen. Mike Lee.
Lee later issued a statement confirming his vote for the resolution that blocks Trump's emergency statement. "The Congress has given the executive power far too much legislative power," he said.
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The other Republican senators who have said they will vote to block Trump's border need are Thom Tillis from North Carolina, Susan Collins from Maine, Lisa Murkowski from Alaska and Rand Paul from Kentucky.
The Associated Press has contributed to this report.