Senate to try to override Trump emergency declaration veto Thursday

The Senate on Thursday will attempt to override President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York state Senate candidate charged in riot Trump called acting attorney general almost daily to push election voter fraud claim: report GOP senator clashes with radio caller who wants identity of cop who shot Babbitt MORE's veto of a resolution nixing his emergency declaration on the border wall.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell: 'It never occurred to me' convincing Americans to get vaccinated would be difficult The 17 Republicans who voted to advance the Senate infrastructure bill Senate votes to take up infrastructure deal MORE (R-Ky.) set up a veto override vote for Thursday at 1:45 p.m., as he wrapped up the Senate's work on Wednesday and set the schedule for Thursday.

The vote will come less than two days after Trump vetoed the resolution, which passed the House and Senate last month.

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Trump, in his veto message to the Senate, said the national emergency has allowed the administration to "counter large-scale unlawful migration" and facilitated the construction of his long-promised border wall.

"In short, the situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are still needed to help confront it," he added.

Under the National Emergencies Act, a resolution ending the declaration needed only a simple majority to clear the Senate.

But Thursday's veto override attempt is expected to fall short of the 67 votes needed.

The resolution to end Trump's emergency declaration initially passed the Senate by 54-41, with 11 Republican senators voting with Democrats to nix the declaration.

Democrats are able to force a vote every six months on terminating the resolution.

Trump previously vetoed a resolution to end the emergency declaration in March. The House failed to override the veto.