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Tensions over Trump lead to Maryland Senate walkout

Tensions over Trump lead to Maryland Senate walkout

Tensions over the Trump administration bubbled over on the floor of the state Senate on Thursday as Republicans walked out after losing a procedural vote on a resolution to expand the attorney general's powers to sue the federal government.

The resolution, which would allow the state's top lawyer to sue the federal government without the permission of the governor, received preliminary approval after the walkout.

About two-thirds of the Senate's 14 Republican members left the chamber after the Democratic majority refused to grant them a delay to further study the legislation and prepare amendments.

Such a delay, known as a special order, is typically granted as a...

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