McConnell Acknowledges Resolution Blocking Emergency Order Will Pass Senate

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) listens after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at t... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) speaks to members of the media as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) (L) listens after a weekly Senate Republican Policy Luncheon at the U.S. Capitol February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Senate GOPs held the weekly policy luncheon to discuss Republican agenda. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 4, 2019 11:45 a.m.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) acknowledged on Monday that a resolution to block President Trump’s border wall national emergency will likely pass the Senate.

But it won’t go much further than that.

According to the Hill, McConnell told reporters in Kentucky that the House won’t have enough votes to overturn President Trump’s veto, which he has vowed to do if the resolution were to pass the Senate.

“I think what is clear in the Senate is that there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the President and then in all likelihood, the veto will be upheld in the House,” McConnell said, according to the Hill.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) indicated over the weekend that he would vote in favor of the disapproval resolution, giving the measure the 51 votes it needs to pass the Senate. Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have all said they intend to vote in favor of the resolution as well.

The resolution passed the House last week and the Senate will take it up for a vote in mid-March

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