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GOP senators visited Trump at White House to sway him on border dispute: report


Added 03-14-19 10:58:01am EST - “Three Republican senators reportedly visited the White House on Wednesday evening in a last-ditch effort to work out a solution with President Trump? and avert? a Senate? rebuke of? his national emergency declaration at the souther” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “GOP senators visited Trump at White House to sway him on border dispute: report”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Three Republican senators reportedly visited the White House on Wednesday evening in a last-ditch effort to work out a solution with President TrumpDonald John TrumpGary Cohn says Trump trade adviser the only economist in world who believes in tariffs House transportation committee chairman threatens to subpoena Boeing, FAA communication Pentagon sets new limits on transgender service members MORE and avert a Senate rebuke of his national emergency declaration at the southern border.

The Washington Post reported that Sens. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke to announce White House run Thursday morning: report O'Rourke strongly signals he's entering Dem primary in Vanity Fair interview Texas Dems warn of 'land grab' if Trump's emergency order survives MORE (R-Texas), Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamPress freedom group publishes book of last stories written by murdered journalists Pence, GOP senators discuss offer to kill Trump emergency disapproval resolution Google takes heat over location tracking in privacy debate MORE (R-S.C.) and Ben SasseBenjamin (Ben) Eric SasseA time for Republicans to show allegiance to Congress GOP senators introduce bill to rein in president's emergency powers Breaking down barriers for American military families MORE (R-Neb.) arrived unexpectedly as Trump dined with his family, and pressed the president on a proposal that would alleviate the concerns of some members who view the declaration as unconstitutional and a usurpation of congressional authority.

Trump was apparently unswayed by the late-night proposal, as he pledged Thursday morning to veto the measure should it pass the Senate.

Trump said he “will support” Congress’ efforts to update the law allowing presidents to declare national emergency if they choose to do so “at a later date,” but told senators that “today’s issue is BORDER SECURITY and Crime!!!”

....If, at a later date, Congress wants to update the law, I will support those efforts, but today’s issue is BORDER SECURITY and Crime!!! Don’t vote with Pelosi!

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