GOP Sen. Thom Tillis (N.C.) said on Monday that he will support a resolution to block President Trump’s national emergency declaration on the U.S.-Mexico border.
“I would vote in favor of the resolution disapproving of the president’s national-emergency declaration, if and when it comes before the Senate,” Tillis wrote in a Washington Post op-ed.
Tillis’s decision comes a day before the House is expected to take up the resolution to block Trump’s national emergency declaration. Because Democrats control that chamber, it’s expected to pass and kick the fight to the Senate.
Tillis’s decision puts Democrats on the brink of being able to block Trump’s emergency declaration in the Senate. If the resolution of disapproval passes the Senate it will go to the president’s desk, where he has said he will use his first veto.