Report: Senate Leader McConnell cautions Pres. Trump about wall emergency

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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.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters asking about the threat of another government shutdown following their weekly strategy meeting, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. With the government funded for three weeks, it’s up to a group of House and Senate negotiators to avoid another closure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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.