Sen. Udall speaks ahead of vote striking down border wall


The U.S. Senate passed the bill striking down President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund the border wall. 

“This vote is not about the wisdom of building a wall along the border, this vote is not about party. This vote is about whether we will let any president trample the constitution,” Sen. Tom Udall said before Congress. 

New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall spoke on the floor ahead of Thursday’s vote, urging his colleagues to put aside their feelings about the wall itself in making their decision. 

Ultimately, 12 Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the resolution. 

“Congress has spoken. The president can’t overrule the decision of Congress,” Sen. Mitt Romney said. 

Of course, the bill still needs the president’s signature, which he’s threatening to withhold. If he does, Congress is not expected to gather enough votes to overturn his veto. 

The president made the emergency declaration after Congress refused to budge on border wall funding, triggering the 35-day government shutdown. 

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