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GOP Splits Over Trump’s Emergency Declaration for Wall Money

  • President to shift nearly $7 billion for wall, person says
  • Some lawmakers say moving money poses constitutional concerns
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans had been signaling for weeks that they hoped to avoid an emergency declaration by President Donald Trump to build a border wall. The move risked dividing the GOP, messy floor votes and a certain court challenge from Democrats.

When the time for a decision came Thursday, McConnell lined up behind Trump.