WASHINGTON, D.C. (WCHS/WVAH) — U.S. senators representing West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio were divided when the Senate voted Thursday to terminate President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration for the border.
The Senate’s vote forces a veto showdown over use of executive power.
West Virginia’s two senators were divided. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat, voted “yes” to support the disapproval resolution, while Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican, backed the president and voted “no.”
In Ohio, Republican Sen. Rob Portman broke with Trump and voted “yes” along with his Ohio colleague, Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown.
In Kentucky, Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul ended up on opposite sides of the debate. McConnell voted “no” on the measure, while Paul voted “yes,” providing the tipping point vote earlier to pass the measure.