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Senate Republicans see national emergency vote as one-time break with Trump

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Senate Republicans see the national emergency vote as a one-time break with Trump

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) talks to reporters at the Capitol on December 21, 2018, in Washington, DC. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

Twelve Senate Republicans made a stark break from President Donald Trump on Thursday, voting to block his national emergency declaration in an unprecedented rebuke.

It was the second time this week that Republican lawmakers went against the president: On Wednesday, seven Republicans voted for a resolution ending US involvement in Saudi Arabia's conflict in Yemen. Trump is expected to veto both measures.

Republicans, including some who voted against the emergency, say they see these two instances as one-off occasions.

"I think they're really unique," Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) told Vox. "The Yemen vote was based on concerns Congress had acquiesced too much executive authority when it comes to engaging in conflicts or supporting allies and obviously concerns ...

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