Tag: national emergency
This week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s, R-WV, proposal “to clarify the president cannot use climate change as the basis to declare a national emergency.” Capito...
Despite the GOP controlling the chamber, the U.S. Senate backed a proposal from Democrats overturning President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the border due to illegal immigration. Trump has already promised to veto the measure.
Florida Delegation Mostly Follows Party Lines on Ending Trump’s Emergency Declaration on Immigration
Party lines mostly held with 13 Republicans--including U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida--joining 232 Democrats to pass the resolution.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Trump was setting a bad precedent and wondered if he was “violating the Constitution” on Thursday though the Florida Republican agreed there was a “crisis” as illegal immigrants come through the border. New U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., on the other hand, fully backed Trump on the matter.