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Trump's National Emergency Is 'Dangerous Precedent'

Trump's National Emergency Is 'Dangerous Precedent'

Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) opposed President Donald Trump’s national emergency on Thursday, becoming the seventh Senate Republican to do so.

Sen. Alexander announced Thursday he will oppose the president’s national emergency to build a wall along the southern border, even though Congress has remained unable to appropriate any significant border wall funding.

The Senate will vote Thursday on a resolution that would nullify President Trump’s use of the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to reappropriate money to build a wall along the southern border.

Alexander, who announced last December he will not run for re-election in December, became the seventh GOP senator to oppose Trump’s border wall.

Sen. Mitt Romney also announced Thursday that he will oppose the national emergency, though he said his vote does not serve as a vote against border security.

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