Although Trump probably vetoes, the GOPs mini-mutiny on the emergency note is still a "big deal": Byron York


The 12 Senate Republicans who joined Democrats on Thursday blocking President Trump's national emergency declaration perhaps not being able to override what is expected to be Trump's first veto since taking a stand, but their show of opposition to the president remains significant, Washington Examiner, Chief Correspondent Byron York argued.

The President's call for action at the US-Mexico border went down defeat, 59-41, when Republican senators, including Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Susan Collins and Mitt Romney, turned down a plan that included spend about $ 8 billion on a border wall.

On Thursday "Special Report" All-Star Panel, York – Together with the US Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page and Washington Free Beacon Editor Matthew Continetti – balanced the fall of the vote and what's next for Trump's proposal.


York began telling the panel that the White House felt "very confident" that Trump's statement would be maintained by the Supreme Court. He then pointed to the 12 Republican defects that believed the statement was an executive overreach.

"It is the greatest rejection, the largest republican rejection we have seen from the President so far in this presidency. It is a great thing, even though the veto cannot be overthrown," the York panel said.

"It is the greatest rejection … we have seen from the President so far in this Presidency. It is a great thing, even though the veto cannot be overthrown."

– Byron York, Washington Examiner Chief Political Correspondent

York added that the border wall structure could "move on" based on funding already granted by Congress.

Side pointed out that the 10 Republicans re-elected in 2020, only one – Collins of Maine – voted against Trump and that Sen. Thom Tillis, RN.C., who wrote an open opposition to the statement, eventually "turned" and voted with the president.


Meanwhile, Continetti said "two issues", one of which is the southern border crisis due to an influx of immigrants, and the other is whether President Trump has the constitutional authority to redistribute funds approved by Congress.

"What I do not understand is the Democrats who deny the existence on the border, but at the same time hope that the courts maintain Trump's efforts to declare an emergency because they will use the powers themselves for climate change and / or pistol control," Continetti said. is intellectually dishonest. "