GOP Leaders Scramble to Contain Defections on Bill To Stop Trump’s 'Emergency'

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Published on February 25, 2019 - Duration: 00:40s

GOP Leaders Scramble to Contain Defections on Bill To Stop Trump’s 'Emergency'

House Republicans are working to hold defections on legislation to block President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to potentially under a dozen on Tuesday.

The White House and GOP leaders have launched a last-minute push to limit the losses on a House vote to stop Trump from circumventing Congress to build a border wall, in a bid to avoid a humiliating defeat for the president, according to multiple Republican sources.

So far, just one Republican — libertarian Rep.

Justin Amash (R-Mich.

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