Rand Paul says he’ll vote to block Trump’s emergency declaration

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has indicated he’ll vote in favor of a resolution seeking to block President Donald Trump’s southern border national emergency declaration, giving Senate opponents enough votes to send the resolution to the president’s desk.

During a speech Saturday night in Bowling Green, Paul, R-Ky., said he “can’t vote to give extra-Constitutional powers to the president,” according to the Bowling Green Daily News.

“I can’t vote to give the president the power to spend money that hasn’t been appropriated by Congress,” Paul said, as reported by the Bowling Green Daily News. “We may want more money for border security, but Congress didn’t authorize it. If we take away those checks and balances, it’s a dangerous thing.”

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