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A Fox Business host who is well-known for his stalwart support of Donald Trump told the chairwoman of the Republican National Committee (RNC) to “get rid of” the Republican senators who vote to approve the resolution of disapproval which would cancel Trump’s declaration of “state of emergency.”
The Senate approved the resolution Thursday by a margin of 59 to 41, with 12 Republicans ultimately crossing over to block Trump’s “state of emergency,” by which Trump could bypass Congress in order to essentially raid military budgets to build the border wall he craves.
The border wall appears to be a key issue for both Trump and his base of supporters.
Democrats, and some Republicans, oppose Trump’s “state of emergency” on constitutional grounds as only Congress is supposed to have the power of the purse.
The Democratic-controlled House originated the resolution of disapproval and already approved it.
When the Senate approved the resolution, Trump immediately tweeted that he would veto the resolution.
Neither the House nor the Senate passed the resolution by margins large enough to override a veto. Still, the Senate result represented a rare rebuke of Trump by Senate Republicans.
During a segment prior to the vote, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs complained to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel that “every senator who votes against this should absolutely be removed from office.
“I think the RNC should work to get rid of them because they’re standing in the way of a president who is the most successful in the first two years of his presidency since FDR. And it’s that straightforward,” Dobbs added.