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Trump is running in his party for the first time against a wall

On the Republican politicians in Congress, Donald Trump, above all, a requirement: unconditional loyalty. For two years he has receive this in the rule, this week, but held for the US President is a sensitive defeat. The Senate adopted on Thursday, with 59 to 41 votes, a Resolution for the repeal of the Trump imposed state of emergency requires the USSüdgrenze. In this case, twelve Republican senators fought on the side of the Democrats, in order to help the Resolution of a majority. Resistance from his own party: The is for Trump's new in this Form – especially as it hits him in his most important promise, to the construction of a wall.

among the Republicans who had already declared in advance to vote for a repeal of the state of emergency, the senators, Susan Collins, Rand Paul and Lisa Murkowski. On Thursday, several prominent Republicans joined them, including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio. The President had tried until shortly before the vote, to bring his party colleagues on line. Who voice against the emergency that is voting against border security, he said: "That would be a very bad thing for you."

The emergency Trump had to call in the middle of February, in the Federal budget, in its discretion, funds for the construction of a wall together to get the not wanted to give him the Congress. With the step-Trump trim decide according to the view of many in Washington, the sole competence of the Congress, on the money. The Congress should make it clear that he "will fight for the institutional conditions and the separation of powers," said Republican Collins. Other Republicans sought to the vote in the Senate, not as a rejection of Trumps and its walls, but to defend as an attempt of the Congress, its constitutional position.

principles – but when?

The Republicans are, the dispute over the funding of the wall in an uncomfortable position. As in the White house still Trumps the predecessor of Barack Obama was sitting, and criticised it vehemently its tendency to bypass Congress with regulations. They argued always with loyalty to the Constitution. "I would sacrifice my political soul, if I would treat the President of Trump now differently than President Obama," said Senator Paul. Many other Republicans are afraid not to speak Trump open, also because they could be punished by conservative voters.

Trump had repeatedly announced, against a repeal of a state of emergency to be Veto. "VETO!", he wrote directly after the vote on Twitter. It would be the first Time in his tenure that he would make use of this right. The Congress could overrule the Veto by a two-thirds majority in both chambers, but this is not in sight. The emergency Declaration will end up in court, after already complaints have been received and the re-kindled debate about where the powers of the President vis-à-vis the Congress, will not wane quickly.

This also has to do with a second decision of the Senate: On Wednesday evening, he adopted a Resolution calling on Trump to terminate the cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the civil war in Yemen within 30 days. For the advance 54 senators voted, including seven representatives of the Republicans were.

Also in this issue Trump had threatened even before his Veto, and here, too, it is unlikely that Congress by a two-thirds majority that could override this Veto. Nevertheless, the Senate continues with the revolt of a character. Was introduced to the proposal by Senator Bernie Sanders, the politicized at the Democrats. He spoke of a "historic vote," The Congress will not allow the U.S. government of Saudi Arabia to inflict this support, in Yemen a humanitarian disaster. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 15.03.2019, 06:48 PM

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