Donald Trump Uses "Trump Card" On Resolution Blocking Border Wall Funding

Donald Trump Uses

Donald Trump Uses "Trump Card" On Resolution Blocking Border Wall Funding

President Donald Trump vetoed a congressional disapproval resolution of his national emergency declaration at the USA southern border Friday afternoon, in a ceremony at the Oval Office.

Trump's veto sends the resolution back to the US House of Representatives, which is expected to pick it up after the week-long congressional recess.

Trump is expected to issue his second veto in the coming weeks over a congressional resolution seeking to end United States backing for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition fighting in Yemen.

While Democrats control the House, they would need a total of 67 votes in the Senate to override Mr Trump's veto. Declaring a national emergency allows Trump to steer an extra $3.6 billion to the wall.

"We have presidential candidates on the Democrat side who want to eliminate immigration customs enforcement", said Barrasso. The measure ultimately passed 59-41, and Trump immediately vowed to veto.

He said the vote against the president was also a vote "against the America people and their safety and security".

The Republican senators who rebuked Trump were unwavering in their justification, saying Thursday they viewed the unilateral move as unconstitutional and creating a unsafe precedent for future presidents.

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"The fact that this is an emergency is undeniable", Nielsen said. Trump was surrounded in the Oval Office by supporters who offered profuse thanks and frequent applause. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters. "Think of that", he said.

If he [the president] approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it.

Despite the embarrassing defections, Trump's grip on the party remains strong and the White House made it clear that Republicans resisting Trump could face political consequences.

On Friday, Barr also said the president's emergency order was "clearly authorized under the law".

"Many such emergencies dealt with matters less threatening than the ongoing crisis on the southern border". He noted, correctly, a spike in the number of people coming to the border to claim asylum. He initially insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall but it has declined to do so.

Trump initiated the showdown months ago when he all but dared Congress not to give him the $5.7 billion he was demanding to build the U.S. -Mexico wall, by threatening a federal government shutdown.

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