Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration and the Democratic Congress forced him to sign his first veto after more than two years in office. Now, Tuesday, the House will vote on overriding that veto—but is expected to fall short.
The original House vote on the resolution blocking Trump’s fake emergency was 245-182, with 13 Republicans joining every Democrat. That’s short of the two-thirds majority needed to override a veto, though. Thirty more Republicans would have to join Democrats for the override to pass and head to the Senate.
Strikingly, 12 Senate Republicans had voted for the anti-emergency resolution—so only about one in 15 House Republicans, as opposed to one in four Senate Republicans.