South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham called Trump while he was in Pennsylvania Avenue to tell him that Ted Sed Ted Cruz and Senator Ben Sase are on the way. last night, and he made it clear that if the president backed Republican Senator Mike Lee's proposal from Utah to limit the length of national emergency declarations, that would drastically reduce the failure of Republicans.
The trio made an unsuccessful attempt earlier this afternoon to sit with Trump, but White House assistants said it was too late and did not see the point of bringing them. Trump had already told the staff that he had resigned to issue his first veto after it became clear that enough Republicans would support the measure lifting the declaration.
The legislators found themselves in a difficult position: shut off with the president or vote against something they agree with. They wanted an agreement that if they voted against the measure on Thursday, then Trump would not use his executive power again in the future.
So they showed up at the White House without an invitation Wednesday evening while Trump was having dinner, the sources told CNN that the meeting was going down quickly when Trump was disappointed with attempts to limit his ability to declare national emergency situations in the future. The White House lawyer was attracted to point out problems with the idea and explain why he would not work for the White House, a source said. The meeting itself, the source said, is "simply unproductive".
White House assistants are now preparing for inconvenient rebuke when Senate votes on the resolution to revoke their boss's urgent statement. Despite the press campaign they had last week, Trump's best helpers say they are expected to interrupt 1
Graham told reporters on Thursday that the president was listening carefully during his meeting.
"I said I did not expect you to give up any presidential powers you consider necessary, but if you can find a way to sit down and overcome the abyss here, it would be in the interest of all," – We'll see what's going to happen, "Graham added. – She can bear fruit.
Although Trump called on the Republican Senate lunch on Wednesday to make it clear through a microphone that he would not support a proposal to limit future national emergency statements within 30 days, he seemed to have turned to Twitter on Thursday.
"Prominent law scientists agree that our actions to deal with the National Emergency at the Southern Border and to protect the American people are constitutional and explicitly authorized by Congress," Trump writes. "… If at a later stage Congress wants to update the law, I will support these efforts, but today's question is BORDER SECURITY and crime !!! Do not vote with Pelosi!" Senate Republicans have been caught unprepared by Trump's twins to support future changes to curb their authority over national emergency, according to many Senate assistants, but it is unlikely to have a significant effect on the final vote count .
"Too little, too late," said a senior assistant. It may affect several senators in the fence, but the resolution is still expected to go through a number of deviations from the PP. Soon after hearing the president, the Senator of Utah Mitt Romney announced he would support the resolution to end the national emergency. Tennessee Lamar Alexander's seminar came to the floor and called Trump's announcement "incompatible with the United States Constitution that I swore to support and defend." Later, the counselor told CNN he would support the resolution to end the national emergency statement.
While Trump is ready to issue his first veto, his emphasis is now on reducing the border with which the law will be passed. Trump hopes that the number of "yes" votes will remain below 60, say advisers, a symbolic margin that he thinks would save some disruption, even though he still requires him to use his veto.
In internal conversations, Trump describes the vote. as a loyalty test, although some of those who say they will vote for him, including Lee and senator Republicans Rand Paul of Kentucky, have been allies on other issues in the past. Even when his team members were focused on Boeing's crisis management, Trump himself was busy with the rising voice, according to people who spoke to him
He fired tweets. He made direct appeals to MPs on the phone. The senators attending the trade meeting on Wednesday also listened to Trump's bid for the national emergency, although at this point he has already admitted that the vote is likely to be passed. Kevin Lippak, Sunny Surf, and Lauren Fox from CNN contributed to this report.