While Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) proudly supported the president and stood up for national security, Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) Thursday voted to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration related to securing the United States’ border with Mexico.
After a dozen Republicans broke ranks to vote with the Democrats in the Senate, both chambers in Congress have now passed a joint resolution that would cancel Trump’s declaration. The president is expected to veto the legislation, which does not appear to have enough support to override a veto.
In regard to @realDonaldTrump‘s southern border emergency declaration: I believe the President’s actions are consistent with the law, and they are necessary to address the obvious crisis at the border and defend the homeland. That is