Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Trump uses veto power to overturn congressional resolution

Trump uses veto power to overturn congressional resolution

He had promised a veto of the resolution ending his emergency declaration as soon as the measure was circulated on Capitol Hill.

While Congress is unlikely to muster the votes to override the veto, the rebuke from some members of his own party left Trump politically wounded, at least temporarily, as immigration and his planned wall along the US southern border become a flashpoint again in the 2020 presidential campaign. Mr. Trump wasted no time countering, tweeting soon after, "VETO!"

The bipartisan vote in the Senate on Thursday approving the measure was a slap at Trump over his decision to circumvent Congress and take money already designated for other programs to pay for his barrier along the U.S. -Mexico border. "I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!" Twelve Republican senators joined Democrats in rejecting the president's emergency declaration. This will help stop Crime, Human Trafficking, and Drugs entering our Country. "Watch, when you get back to your State, they will LOVE you more than ever before!"

Trump wants to use the emergency order to redirect billions in federal dollars earmarked for defense spending toward the southern border wall.

Lee, meanwhile, had introduced a bill that would end future emergency declarations after 30 days, in an effort to allow Republicans to vote against the resolution.

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"We tried to cut a deal", Lee said. The measure ultimately passed 59-41, and Trump immediately vowed to veto.

While the original passage marked a stinging rebuke from members of Trump's own party, his veto is likely the last word as lawmakers are unlikely to muster the two-thirds majority required to override.

"The legal scholars all say it's totally constitutional", Trump said during a photo op Thursday in the Oval Office.

Flanked by law enforcement officials and 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.

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