UPDATED 7:49 AM PT – Sat. February 2, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly speaks with President Trump about the possible ramifications of declaring a national emergency at the southern border.
According to a report from the Washington Post published Friday, McConnell told the president congress could pass a resolution disapproving an emergency declaration.
At least six GOP Senators are reportedly against declaring a national emergency, but the president could veto a disapproval resolution if one was sent to his desk.
Additionally, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle anticipate a declaration would be promptly challenged in court, and be held up in the legal system.