Lee, fifth GOP senator, to vote against Trump's border declaration

GOP Sen. Mike LeeMichael (Mike) Shumway LeeThe self-fulfilling Iran prophecy No patriotic poll bump for Trump, but Soleimani strike may still help him politically Senators are politicians, not jurors — they should act like it MORE (Utah) says he will vote for a resolution disapproving of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE’s national emergency declaration on the southern border, becoming the fifth Senate Republican to announce his support for the measure.

Republicans control 53 seats and all Democrats are expected to vote for the disapproval resolution, which means it has enough votes to pass the Senate. 

Lee announced his support after talks with the White House collapsed Wednesday afternoon. 

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Lee and a group of other GOP senators including Sen. Thom TillisThomas (Thom) Roland TillisProgressive group launches campaign targeting vulnerable GOP senators on impeachment Senate braces for bitter fight over impeachment rules Juan Williams: Counting the votes to remove Trump MORE (N.C.) had tried to negotiate a deal with Vice President Pence whereby Republicans would vote against the disapproval resolution in exchange for Trump endorsing legislation sponsored by Lee to rein in the president’s power to declare national emergencies in the future. 

“We tried to cut a deal, the president didn’t appear interested,” Lee told The Hill. “I’ll be voting 'yes.'”

Trump called Lee during a lunchtime meeting of the Senate Republican conference Wednesday to inform him that he would not support his bill to require Congress to vote to approve future national emergency declarations after 30 days. 

Lee announced the president’s decision Wednesday, signaling that talks to stop the disapproval resolution had collapsed. 

Four other Senate Republicans say they will vote for the resolution: Sens. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSchiff sparks blowback with head on a 'pike' line Schiff closes Democrats' impeachment arguments with emotional appeal to remove Trump Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment MORE (Maine), Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiSchiff sparks blowback with head on a 'pike' line Democrats feel political momentum swinging to them on impeachment Nadler calls Trump a 'dictator' on Senate floor MORE (Alaska), Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulLindsey Graham will oppose subpoena of Hunter Biden Marsha Blackburn shares what book she's reading during Trump Senate trial Sekulow indicates Trump should not attend impeachment trial MORE (Ky.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.).

Tillis had engaged in the talks with Lee and Pence in hopes of finding a compromise that would allow him to change his mind and vote against the disapproval resolution.

Tillis told The Hill Wednesday that his vote would depend on the outcome of the talks with the White House. 

Several other Republican senators are expected to vote for the disapproval resolution.