Senate to try to override Trump emergency declaration veto Thursday

The Senate on Thursday will attempt to override President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE's veto of a resolution nixing his emergency declaration on the border wall.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — House Dems charge Trump with abuse, obstruction of Congress in impeachment articles Senate must take up Voting Rights Advancement Act without delay Krystal Ball: Is this how Bernie Sanders will break the establishment? 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.