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"It would be a pretty dramatic expansion of how this was used in the past," says GOP senator Ron Johnson of Trump declaring a state of emergency.

Marco Rubio: "It's a bad idea."

Republicans seem very caught off guard by this.
There are police here on the hill circling politicians when they come in for the vote, keeping reporters away from them. This is not normal.
An officer smashed right into NBC's Lee-Anne Caldwell who was walking with a senator. Another reporter, who is pregnant, says she was also shoved. Lots of yelling between reporters and cops here, who are clearly blocking reporters from getting near senators.
This is fucked. The police say they're just "escorting" the senators to the vote. In effect, they're shielding them from taking questions. Never seen this before.
Getting some answers on this. It seems this American Bridge staffer Mike Stark was here earlier today and got in the face of a politician. A senator complained about security and this is what we got as a response.
After a big shouting match broke out when reporters were shoved, in Lee-anne's case violently, the police have changed their tactics and are hanging back more.
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