Jones: Will Probably Vote to Block Emergency Measure

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) Tuesday said he would "probably" vote to block President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency along the border with Mexico, to build a wall. A measure expressing disapproval of the declaration was approved by the Democrat-controlled House. The measure faces an uncertain fate in the Republican-led Senate. "I don't think there is a national emergency (at the border)," Jones said. "Those need to be declared for true emergencies." Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Fairhope), Jones's only declared Republican opponent in the 2020 Senate race, said he would vote against the Democrat-backed resolution. Byrne said that there is an emergency at the border, and that the President is being responsive to public concerns about security. "That's what people want the President to do ... to build this wall."

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