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Washington - Trump Issues First Veto To Protect Border Order

Published on: March 15, 2019 03:56 PM
By: AP
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President Donald Trump speaks about border security in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Donald Trump speaks about border security in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Washington - President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, 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 says “our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point” and calls the congressional action “dangerous” and “reckless.”

A dozen Republicans joined with Senate Democrats on Thursday to back the joint resolution disapproving of Trump’s emergency declaration. The House had passed the same resolution last month largely along party lines.

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It is unlikely that Congress will have the two-thirds majority required to override Trump’s veto.

Trump wants to use the emergency order to redirect billions in federal dollars earmarked for defense spending toward the southern border wall. It still faces several legal challenges in federal court.



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 Mar 15, 2019 at 04:52 PM Anonymous Says:

12 Republicans voted with the Democrats. How many more we need to Impeach him?

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 Mar 15, 2019 at 06:48 PM HeshyEmes Says:

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Anonymous Says:

12 Republicans voted with the Democrats. How many more we need to Impeach him?

Dream on. Impeachment is not even being considered by the Democrats. You & Omar Ilhan & OCZ can dream about your Socialist Utopia.

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 Mar 16, 2019 at 10:24 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

12 Republicans voted with the Democrats. How many more we need to Impeach him?

Only a total deranged moron thinks that these 12 would vote for impeachment

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 Mar 17, 2019 at 07:37 AM Phineas Says:

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Anonymous Says:

12 Republicans voted with the Democrats. How many more we need to Impeach him?

Not happening

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