President Trump has been at loggerheads with much of Congress over the border security package he proposed in recent months, and a particularly sticky piece of that program continues to be the construction of a barrier at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Democrat-led House of Representatives was joined by the Senate in their opposition of his agenda, and after passing a bill designed to shut down the declaration of a national emergency, Trump has now had to put his signature on the first veto of his tenure.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.
Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump maintained that he is not through fighting for his signature campaign promise, which stands largely unfulfilled 18 months before voters decide whether to grant him another term.
Trump said: “It is a tremendous national emergency,” adding, “our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point.”
A dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats in approving the joint resolution on Thursday, which capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways. It is unlikely that Congress will have the two-thirds majority required to override Trump’s veto, though House Democrats have suggested they would try nonetheless.
Trump wants to use the emergency order to divert billions of federal dollars earmarked for defense spending toward the southern border wall. It still faces several legal challenges in federal court.
Source: Fox News
It’s annoying to have to watch the RINO Republicans dance around the issues and see them try to come up with reasons to appease the voter base while siding with the Democrats in their hatred of the president’s policies. I for one stand with President Trump in his decision to press forward with building the wall and securing our border. The situation truly is a national emergency, and he’s doing his best to fulfill the oath of office and promote the health and welfare of all Americans.
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