GOP Senators rebuke Trump’s border emergency declaration


Senate Republicans have given President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration a resounding rebuke (59-41) when they crossed the political aisle and voting with Democrats in favor of the measure.

Trump’s response to the vote was very swift, simple and to the point, tweeting “VETO!”

Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) joined the minority of Republicans who sided with Democrats, making him one of 12 GOP senators who are now firmly place in Trump’s political doghouse.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (FL)

Sen. Mike Lee (UT)

Sen. Rob. Portman (OH)

Sen. Susan Collins (ME)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (AK)

Sen. Rand Paul (KY)

Sen. Lamar Alexander (TN)

Sen. Pat Toomey (PA)

Sen. Roy Blount (MO)

Sen. Jerry Moran (KS)

Sen. Roger Wicker (MS)

Sen. Mitt Romney (UT)

Surprisingly, Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) had a change of mind, and vote against the bill to block Trump’s edict.

Florida’s freshman Senator Rick Scott stood firm with Trump and voted against the resolution that his fellow Floridian Sen. Rubio voted in favor of.

“For years, both parties have said they want to secure our border, but never did anything about it. It’s time to get serious about border security and the safety of American families. I support @realDonaldTrump‘s efforts to secure the border & voted against the resolution today.”- Sen. Rick Scott

Trump is expected to override the VETO on Friday.

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning South Florida-based political journalist owns Diverse New Media, Corp. which publishes,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. He ran as a Republican in the 2018 congressional primary race in Florida's CD 22. Javier is also a political consultant, and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at Email him at


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