Cardin: If It Was a Secret Ballot, ‘The Majority of Republicans’ Would Vote Against Emergency Declaration

On Thursday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) stated that if there was a secret ballot, the majority of Republicans in the Senate would vote against the president’s national emergency declaration.

Cardin said, “I think you’re going to find a growing number of Republicans who will vote for that resolution. I must tell you, if this was a secret ballot, we would get the majority of Republicans voting for this…but we’ll get a significant number of Republicans who will vote their conscience, recognizing this is a really fundamental constitutional issue. We had a letter from former members of Congress, Republicans, who urged their colleagues to recognize that, what are you going to do when there’s a Democratic president who you disagree with the policy that uses this power? Will you have the same attitude? And the answer, of course, is no.”

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