The Democratically-controlled House of Representatives voted to terminate the declaration of national emergency from President Donald Trump on Tuesday and 13 Republicans joined them.
Every Democrat voted in favor of the resolution which passed 245 to 182.
Here is the list of Republican U.S. representatives who voted to terminate the national emergency declaration at the border:
- Justin Amash, Michigan
- Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania
- Mike Gallagher, Wisconsin
- Jaime Herrera Beutler, Washington
- Will Hurd, Texas
- Dusty Johnson, South Dakota
- Thomas Massie, Kentucky
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Washington
- Francis Rooney, Florida
- Jim Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin
- Elise Stefanik, New York
- Fred Upton, Michigan
- Greg Walden, Oregon
Rep. Thomas Massie (Ky.) has been very vocal in his opposition to the declaration. He argues that the action would be unconstitutional because it was taken in order to circumvent the opposition from Congress.
"In order to be consistent in preserving the constitutional structure of our Republic," Massie tweeted, "I will be voting for the resolution to prevent the President from using a national emergency declaration to re-appropriate money for the wall."
Massie added that he does support the border wall and he supports the president, but he opposes this act that he says undermines the checks and balances in our federal system.
Although the resolution passed easily in the House and may narrowly pass the Senate, it will almost certainly fail after President Trump vetoes it.
Congress can overturn a presidential veto with a two-thirds majority vote in both houses, but the bill doesn't have nearly that level of support.
Here's the latest on the House vote against Trump:
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