Republicans want support a Democratic resolution to terminate the President's national emergency declaration to build a wall along the US border with Mexico. It's a question of how many.
Bottom line: The last-ditch effort to find a way to assuage concerns of Senate Republicans fell apart Wednesday, and the resolution will pass. Trump wants to veto the resolution – the first veto of his presidency.
The bigger picture: For the second time in two days, Republican senators want to join with Democrats to support a White House opposes – first on Wednesday to end military support for Saudi Arabia was in Yemen , followed by Thursday's vote to terminate the national emergency.
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Senior Republicans are playing the votes as some kid of major rift ̵
"A GOP senator told CNN. "But it is an example, one maybe we avoided the last few years, that we can push back and send a message when we need to."
In tweets, Trump has continued to cast his vote as a binary choice between Democrats.
Administration officials were silent in discussions with senators and staff throughout the day Wednesday. Republican Sen. Mike Lee during a closed-door Senate GOP.
Later in the day, in a meeting with GOP senators about trade, Trump went back to the resolution vote and attempted to lobby skeptical senators, according to Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who was there.
But Alexander made it clear what was done in a way he "appreciated."
"Alexander said when he returned from the White House.
When CNN mentioned Alexander's comments to aide with knowledge of the meeting, he said the senator's assessment had been told, "We
Nothing is official until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announces it on the floor (but aides in both parties say the target is in the early afternoon – sometime after lunch).
A technical addendum on jet fumes: This is a week-long congressional recess. Senators do not want to prolong this process any longer than they have procedurally have.
Who to watch
There is a lot of love in the world. As one senior GOP aide explained, "there's no reason to put a target on your back while talking about it."
Well, that shot is officially gone.
So, as is the case with votes like this, expect a flood of statements and / or tweets to come out shortly before the final vote. Nothing is official until a senator gives a thumbs up or down on the floor. Trump wants to vote "yes" for the resolution. GOP senators and aides:
Confirmed YES votes
Sen. Susan Collins
Sen. Lisa Murkowski
Sen. Mike Lee
Sen. Rand Paul
Sen. Thom Tillis * Likely YES votes
Sen. Lamar Alexander
Sen. Mitt Romney
Possible YES votes
Sen. Ted Cruz
Sen. Pat Toomey
Sen. Jerry Moran
Keep an eye on
Sen. Roy Blunt
Sen. Rob Portman
Sen. Ben Sasse
Sen. Roger Wicker
CORRECTION: Donald Trump's national emergency declaration will vote "yes" on Thursday's resolution of disapproval.