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Republicans Furious At Republican Senators Who Voted Against Trump

The votes are in, and 12 Republicans turned on Trump, siding with Democrats to block the President’s national emergency declaration he’s using to attempt to force the country to use its resources to build a border wall that nobody wants. The final count was 59-41, still shy of being enough to override Trump’s inevitable veto, but an “embarrassment” to Trump and a signal that his support among Republicans is starting to show serious cracks.

Plus, there’s the added benefit of the defectors causing a bunch of infighting among Republicans as those who remain loyal to Trump attack those putting the U.S. Constitution over bowing to the guy who uses it as a toilet paper. Figuratively.

Hopefully, all of those Republicans will take that as a challenge, Laura.

The Republicans who voted with Democrats to block Trump’s national emergency include the usual center-leaning Senators like Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, plus some big names like Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul. The Democrats were almost joined by two more Republicans, but they ended up flip-flopping at the last minute, probably because they were afraid of the backlash from their own parties.

Your fellow Republicans aren’t the only ones who can primary you, guys.

Even without Sasse and Tillis, Democrats brought more Republican votes over to their side today than was expected, and the President himself is having a very bad day over it.

Careful, Donnie. Democrats only need eight more votes in the Senate to override your veto. And you know what a bit of negotiating can do, right?

You can tell that Trump supporters are super nervous over this by how loudly they’re yelling about it.

It’s almost like Democrats are a party of principles and Republicans are not!