Put your tricks on the bright spot! (keep the irpowderdry)! According to the Washington Post on March 4, Zach Parkinson, deputy director of communications at the White House, told Republicans in the Senate that morning to highlight the move before voting to veto President Trumps emergency order, as the government was trying to impose restrictions on denouncing the presidents betrayal.
Parkinson announced the news at a meeting with Republican correspondents in the Senate, two participants told the media.
This was seen as a response to the announcement by Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican Senate, that he supported the veto of Trumps Emergency Order, which made it the fourth Senate Republican to support the veto of the Emergency and made it possible for Democrats to get enough votes to pass the veto.
At present, there may be more than four people, but at least 10 Republican senators will defect, which is a headache for the White House.
Earlier, the Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to veto the state of emergency resolution on February 26, when 13 House Republicans defected in support of the Democratic Party.
At present, 53 Republicans and 45 Democrats are among the 100 members of the U.S. Senate, and the remaining two non-Party members have expressed their support for the Democratic Party. That is to say, if the four Republican senators decide to defect, the veto can be passed as long as the Democrats are united in this vote.
More troubling to the White House is that there may be more than four Senate Republicans who have defected. According to Rand Paul, he expects at least 10 Republican senators to vote for the veto.
At present, the U.S. Senate seats are red for Republicans, blue for Democrats, and yellow for independents.
However, Mitch McConnell, the leader of the Senate Majority Party, predicts that even if a resolution vetoing a state of emergency order can be passed in the Senate, it will not threaten Trumps veto power.
Under U.S. law, the President of the United States has the power to veto and return a proposal to Congress. Once the proposal is returned, the presidents veto can only be overturned by obtaining at least two-thirds of the votes in another round after both houses of Congress.
Previously, even in the House of Representatives, the veto failed to win two-thirds of the support.
Nevertheless, McConnell agreed with some Republicans that Trumps emergency order might set a precedent for a future Democratic president to declare a state of emergency when Congress could not solve the problem.
Trump has warned opposition lawmakers to consider possible negative political consequences.
Sean Hannity, Trumps hard-core supporter and Fox News commentator, said recently: I really think the Republicans who voted against border security and the separation wall, as you know, are always right, putting themselves in a dangerous position.