Sen. Lamar AlexanderAndrew (Lamar) Lamar AlexanderSenate talks collapse on avoiding Trump showdown over emergency declaration GOP faces crunch time on Trump border declaration GOP senators introduce invoice to rein in president’s emergency powers MORE (R-Tenn.) stated on Thursday that he would vote for a decision blocking President TrumpDonald John TrumpGary Cohn says Trump commerce adviser the one economist in world who believes in tariffs Home transportation committee chairman threatens to subpoena Boeing, FAA communication Pentagon units new limits on transgender service members MORE’s emergency declaration.
Alexander, requested how he would vote after a flooring speech criticizing Trump, stated he would vote for the decision of disapproval that’s developing for a vote later Thursday.
Alexander has voiced issues for weeks about Trump’s actions however remained tightlipped as lately as earlier Thursday about how he would vote. He reiterated his issues throughout a flooring speech shortly earlier than he confirmed to reporters that he would vote for the decision of disapproval.
“The president’s emergency declaration to take an extra $3.6 billion that Congress has appropriated for navy hospitals, for fundamentals and for faculties … is inconsistent with the USA Structure that I took an oath to assist and defend,” Alexander stated from the Senate flooring.
Alexander is the seventh Republican senator to announce they might vote for the decision of disapproval, which Trump is pledging to veto.