Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney and Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander announced they would vote for the resolution to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency for border wall funding on Thursday.
“I am seriously concerned that overreach by the Executive Branch is an invitation to further expansion and abuse by future presidents,” Romney said in a statement. “We experienced a similar erosion of congressional authority with President Obama’s unilateral immigration orders, which I strenuously opposed. In the case before us now, where Congress has enacted specific policy, to consent to an emergency declaration would be both inconsistent with my beliefs and contrary to my oath to defend the Constitution.”
Alexander released an op-ed Thursday, echoing Romney’s statement, saying the president should not be able to use such a declaration when rejected by Congress.
“This declaration is a dangerous precedent,” Alexander said. “Any appreciation for our structure of government means that no president should be able to use the National Emergencies Act to spend money that Congress refuses to provide.”
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