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Tillis Flip Flops on the Trump Border Wall Emergency Declaration.

In February when Trump declared the phony ‘National Emergency’ to get funding for his border wall, it appeared that Thom Tillis would stick to principle rather than blindly support the president as most of his GOP colleagues did. “As a U.S. senator, I cannot justify providing the executive with more ways to bypass Congress. As a conservative, I cannot endorse a precedent that I know future left-wing presidents will exploit to advance radical policies that will erode economic and individual freedoms,” Tills wrote in a Feb. 25 op-ed for The Washington Post. But after meetings with the White House, he reversed course and voted to support the ‘National Emergency

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