Second GOP Senator Will Vote To Block “Emergency”

The Associated Press reports:

North Carolina’s Thom Tillis on Monday night became the second Republican to promise a vote to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the Mexican border. Tillis said Congress must defend its power of the purse and warned that a future Democratic president might abuse the power to advance “radical policies.”

He revealed his view a day before the Democratic-run House was set to vote to annul Trump’s emergency declaration, which he made Feb. 15. The declaration would give Trump access to billions of dollars beyond the nearly $1.4 billion that Congress approved to build segments of barriers along the boundary with Mexico.

The other GOP Senator to vote for blocking the order is Lisa Murkowski. Tillis is trending on Twitter at this writing due to right wing outrage.