Publicado: Sáb, Marcha 16, 2019
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

Trump vetoes lawmakers' measure against border wall

Trump vetoes lawmakers' measure against border wall

Congress can veto Mr Trump's veto, but it does not look likely that they will have the necessary votes to do so.

President Donald Trump on Friday vetoed legislation attempting to strike down his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border during an Oval Office event from the White House.

Republicans joined Senate Democrats in blocking the order, but there do not appear to be enough votes for an override.

Donald Trump himself of the insolence he felt towards his turncoat Republicans, whom he never loved in the first place.

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 a barrier along the U.S. -Mexico border.

"We had a war against a king in the American revolution", said Sen.

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Trump is seeking a total of $8 billion for his wall: $1.375 billion approved by Congress, $600 million from the Treasury Department's drug forfeiture fund, $2.5 billion from the Defense Department's drug interdiction efforts and roughly $3.5 billion from Department of Defense military construction.

After Trump signed the expected veto, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the body planned to vote for a veto on March 26 on overriding Trump's move.

"House Republicans will have to choose between their partisan hypocrisy and their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution", she added.

Lee proposed a version of the resolution that would have restricted future emergency declarations while grandfathering in Trump's, but he couldn't reach a compromise agreement with the White House, and the plan fizzled.

The large numbers have put a strain on immigration enforcement, although critics say a wall would do little to discourage the crossings since many of those apprehended at the border turn themselves in voluntarily. It still faces several legal challenges in federal court. The measure ultimately passed 59-41, and Trump immediately vowed to veto.

"I think the basic premise of Mike [Lee's] bill is correct", Republican Senator Jerry Moran said Thursday. "Ideally, they shouldn't even sue in this case, if you want to know the truth".

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