Rebel Republicans help US Senate block funding for Trump's border wall with MexicoStaff Writer |
America Following Thursday's vote, Trump tweeted: "VETO!"
Twelve rebel members of President Donald Trump's party have helped pass a 59-41 vote to reject his declaration of an emergency on the US-Mexico border.
Thom Tillis of North Carolina changed his mind minutes before the vote and said he would oppose it.
The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives last month backed the measure.
Following Thursday's vote, Trump tweeted: "VETO!"
Congress needs a two-thirds majority of both chambers to override a presidential veto, which is viewed as unlikely in this case. ■
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