Eleven Republican senators have joined Democrats to vote for a resolution on ending President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration on U.S.-Mexico border.
The Senate voted 54-41 in favor of the resolution on Wednesday, Sept. 25, The Hill reported.
This is the second time the Senators have voted to block the emergency declaration over the southern border that President Trump declared in February in order to seek money for the border wall.
The Republicans who voted “yea” for the resolution include Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Mitt Romney (Utah), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.).
In a vote in March, 12 Republican senators also joined Democrats in supporting the resolution, but they were still not enough to form the two-thirds majority needed to override the president’s veto.
Like the previous resolution, the new one is expected to get vetoed again by President Trump, who is seeking to divert billions of dollars from the military toward border wall construction.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) knocked Democrats on Wednesday, arguing they were forcing the senators to hold a repeat vote though they knew that Congress would not be able to override a veto.
By law, Congress can force a vote to block the president’s emergency declaration every six months.