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WHOA. Mitch McConnell announces Trump *will* sign the spending bill but is also going to declare a national emergency to build the wall.
Until now Senate Republicans had been urging Trump not to declare a state of emergency, which would vastly expand the precedent of presidents using this power. Republicans warned it will be held up in the courts through the end of this presidential term.
We're in uncharted waters here. Last week Democratic Senator Chris Murphy told me Republicans should be "very scared" by Trump vastly expanding presidential emergency powers. Here's what he said.
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