Few House Republicans are looking to go against President Donald Trump on his emergency declaration to build a wall on the southern border, The Hill is reporting.
House Democrats are getting set for a floor vote on a resolution disapproving of Trump’s action. However, Republican lawmakers are shying away from it.
The Hill noted polls indicate the president’s declaration has the overwhelming support of Republican voters.
A recent Politico/Morning Consult poll revealed 77 percent of Republicans back Trump’s decision to declare an emergency in order to secure funding for the wall.
“As long as Trump’s popularity with Republican voters remains in the high 80s to low 90s, it’s hard to see how the political laws of nature will change,” said Doug Heye, a former House GOP leadership aide and former spokesman at the Republican National Committee
Former Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry, R-Texas has expressed concern about Trump’s plan to “reprogram” military funding to build the wall. However, he has not signaled he is prepared to endorse the disapproval resolution, according to The Hill. And five House Republicans with military bases in their areas, sent a letter to Trump urging him not to use military construction funds to build the wall. However, none have pledge to support the Democratic resolution, The Hill said.
The website also noted that Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, who reportedly once said he did not support Trump’s declaration, is now backing the president's plans.
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