Trump pushes senators to stick with him on border emergency

Staff Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is signaling to Republican senators he has littler tolerance for dissent as they prepare to vote on terminating his national emergency declaration to build the border wall with Mexico.
Trump says GOP senators are “overthinking” the coming vote Thursday. For the president, it’s hardly a sweeping constitutional question, as some Republicans see it. Senators are wary of White House overreach into Congress’ power to allocate money. But Trump is framing it as a simple with-him-or-against him vote on spending billions of federal dollars to build barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border.
“It is very simply Border Security/No Crime - Should not be thought of any other way,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “We have a MAJOR NATIONAL EMERGENCY at our Border and the People of our Country know it very well!”
Trump is influencing the debate among GOP senators, especially those up for re-election in states where Trump’s support — and tweets — can affect voter attitudes...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.