Roll Call reports:
Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler joined Hill Republicans in bucking President Donald Trump on Friday, voting to pass a defense policy bill that the president has been working for weeks to scuttle.
The 84-13 vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act forced every Republican in Congress to choose between their loyalty to the president and passing a measure many in their ranks considered more important than politics.
#UPDATE The US Senate overwhelmingly passed a sweeping defense budget bill with a veto-proof majority, defying President Donald Trump who has threatened to block the legislation six weeks from leaving office https://t.co/HCMSZf1ZBZ pic.twitter.com/6xLqy18oHi
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) December 11, 2020
If the two Senators from Georgia should lose, which would be a horrible thing for our Country, I am the only thing that stands between “Packing the Court” (last number heard, 25), and preserving it. I will not, under any circumstances, Pack the Court!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2020