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US Senate admonishes Donald Trump, votes to end border emergency

But opponents warned that Trump's move smacked of executive overreach

AFP | PTI  |  Washington 

US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters

The delivered a surprisingly strong rebuke of President on Thursday, as several joined opposition Democrats in voting to terminate his declared emergency on the southern border.

A dozen supported ending Trump's emergency that he hoped would provide him cover to secure alternative government funding for his protective wall on the US-Mexico border denied to him by Congress.

But opponents warned that Trump's move smacked of executive overreach, and insisted a vote to curtail his authority would preserve the constitutionally mandated separation of powers in Washington.

First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 01:05 IST
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