Trump prepared to sign border security bill, declare national emergency, McConnell says
President Trump is prepared to sign the border security compromise package to avert another government shutdown if passed by Congress and will declare a national emergency to obtain funding for the border wall, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell revealed Thursday.
Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell said he had just spoken to the president about the border security bill set to be voted on in Congress. McConnell said he supported Trump declaring a national emergency, something the president has suggested for weeks he might do.
The White House did not immediately comment to Fox News.
The Senate is set to vote on the compromise first on Thursday, followed by the House.