President Donald Trump's emergency declaration for the southern border was rejected by the Republican-led U.S. Senate in a 59-41 vote.

So, how did U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy vote?

“The crisis at our southern border is an emergency, and the White House has made a compelling legal case in support of its declaration,” said Dr. Cassidy. “I voted to secure our border, protect American citizens, and stop the flow of illegal immigration, gang members, deadly drugs, and sex trafficking into our country.”


“Declaring a national emergency was never my first choice for addressing the crisis at the border, but I don’t share the same hysteria of some of my colleagues about the president’s use of the National Emergencies Act.  It doesn’t scare me,” said Sen. Kennedy. “Unfortunately, my Democratic colleagues refuse to face the reality and urgency of the crisis at the southern border.  Today’s vote was an easy decision.  I voted for border security and a much-needed border wall because we need to enforce our immigration laws.” 

But, there were many Republicans who joined Democrats in voting against President Trump's declaration. 12 Republicans, in fact, voted to rebuke the President.

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