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GOP Senator Backs Trump's National Emergency after Urging Colleagues to Oppose It in Recent Op-Ed


Added 03-14-19 03:04:02pm EST - “Senator Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) reversed himself Thursday after vowing to support a resolution condemning President Trump's national emergency declaration.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “GOP Senator Backs Trump’s National Emergency after Urging Colleagues to Oppose It in Recent Op-Ed | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senator Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) reversed himself Thursday after vowing, in a Washington Post op-ed and a speech on the Senate floor, to support a resolution condemning President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

Tillis, citing a vague promise from Vice President Mike Pence about reforming national emergency law to prevent future abuses, announced his reversal on the Senate floor just moments before voting against the resolution.

“I come to the floor to say I do not intend to vote for the resolution of disapproval. And here’s why. A lot has changed over the last three weeks,” Tillis said. “A discussion with the vice president, a number of senior administration officials, a lot of collaboration with my colleague from Utah (Sen. Mike Lee) that’s a serious discussion about changing the National Emergencies Act in a way that will have Congress speak on emergency actions in the future.”

“As late as today the president makes a statement that he’s willing to work with us,” Tillis added.

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