McConnell Says Trump Will Declare Wall Emergency

ABC News reports:

In a surprise development Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the Senate floor that President Donald Trump would sign a border security funding bill that would avert a government shutdown, but also would declare a national emergency in order to get more funding for his proposed border wall.

His announcement came just before a Senate vote on the measure, which the House is scheduled to vote on Thursday evening. Many Republicans, including McConnell, had advised the president against declaring a national emergency.

UPDATE: White House confirms.