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Will GOP Senators Ever Show Courage?

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America’s Voice Urges Senators Ernst, Perdue, McConnell, Tillis, Cornyn and others to Stand Up for Constitution and Constituents on #FakeTrumpEmergency

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:

Today, the Senate will have a vote on whether or not to override Trump’s veto of the bipartisan bill to stop the emergency declaration he is exploiting to raid military appropriations to build a few miles of border wall in time for the 2020 election. It is yet another opportunity for Republican senators to stand up — for the Constitution’s separation of powers and for military families and constituents in their home states. 

Senators who are in tough 2020 races have gone out on a limb to defend the President and polls are now showing that that limb is weak — and with everything else going on in Washington, getting weaker everyday. Will Senators Ernst, Perdue, McConnell, Tillis and Cornyn once again sell their own states short in order to kiss the ring of their ‘Dear Leader?’ We will find out today.

If they continue to cave, a just-released poll finds they may pay a price come Election Day.: 

According to Morning Consult’s latest quarterly Senator Approval Rankings based on nearly 534,000 responses from registered voters collected July 1 through Sept. 30, Republicans representing Colorado, Arizona, North Carolina, Maine and Iowa all saw their net approval — the share of voters who approve of a senator’s job performance minus the share who disapprove — decline between the second and third quarters of 2019.

The Morning Consult’s key takeaways:

Iowa voters soured on Sen. Joni Ernst by 9 points, the biggest slide in net approval for any senator between the second and third quarters of 2019. Sens. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) each saw 3-point drops in net approval. Tillis, Gardner, Ernst and Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) all have approval ratings beneath 40%. 

To add to the mounting problems of GOP controlled of the Senate, according to their home state voters, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the least popular member of the Senate.