After voting in favor of a resolution that would block president trump's national emergency at the u-s southern border.
This is koam news at six... a dozen republican lawmakers joined with democrats in voting for the resolution that would block funding for the border wall.
As koam's kate kelley tells us, the move has been met with opposition from constituents and surprise from democrats.
Kate: that's right, dowe.
These are a number of the comments we received on the koam facebook page voicing their opposition to the votes cast by republican senators roy blunt from missouri and jerry moran of kansas.
The two voted against the president's national emergency declaration.
The president vetoed the resolution today.
The bipartisan support comes as a surprise to one democratic group in joplin.
Officials there hope these republicans stand firm in their resolution to over-ride the president's veto.
"it only takes one more republican senator, we would need 13 to override that veto in the senate and i'm hopeful we can find a 13th."
Kate: in a statement, senator blunt said that while securing the border is an important step in addressing immigration issues, "there are several existing authorities that could be used to support what president trump wants to do at the border without creating a court case or declaring an emergency."