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Trump vetoes emergency-ending resolution

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/15/19, 04:46 pm

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday, overruling Congress’ resolution to block his emergency declaration for funding a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president signed the veto in the Oval Office, accompanied by law enforcement officials and the parents of children killed by illegal immigrants. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution,” Trump said. “And I have the duty to veto it.”

Twelve Republicans in the Senate voted with Democrats to pass the measure 59-41 on Thursday. It passed 245-182 in the House Feb. 26. Congress likely will not have the needed two-thirds majority in each chamber to overturn Trump’s veto. The national emergency declaration allows the president to access about $3.5 billion to add to funds already appropriated by Congress and pulled from other sources to increase security at the U.S. southern border.


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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 04:56 pm

    I’m sending a letter of support to President Trump. 

  • West Coast Gramma's picture
    West Coast Gramma
    Posted: Sat, 03/16/2019 07:32 pm

    ...and I'm sending a letter of support to Congress.

  • DAD
    Posted: Sun, 03/17/2019 12:57 pm

    DAD I

    We support President Trump's veto.  We know MANY OTHERS that do so also.

  • John Kloosterman
    Posted: Sun, 03/17/2019 04:06 pm

    Good for you.  The Constitution does not.

  • Daniel Strange
    Posted: Wed, 03/20/2019 10:13 am

    Ah, excuse me? President Trump may be the most constitutional president in a long time (and by long, I mean almost a century). I don't believe that I would like him if I met him in person, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't support him; I also believe that if it wasn't for politics, I might like Obama if I met him, though I wouldn't support him in his presidency. Trump is the first president in a long time that is worried about real border control (something that is actually in the constitution). And he is possibly the most pro-life president we've had since Roe v. Wade. Granted this is only two examples, but there are more.

  • John Kloosterman
    Posted: Sun, 03/17/2019 04:08 pm

    "Repubs must not allow Pres Obama to subvert the Constitution of the US for his own benefit & because he is unable to negotiate w/ Congress,”  -Donald Trump, 2014.

    My, how times have changed.  I remember when Republicans used to talk about how governmental power should be limited.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 03/18/2019 02:15 pm

    Which part of the United States Constitution does not support President Trump’s Emergency Order, and subsequent veto of Congress’ action attempting to negate President Trump’s declaration?

    Article 4, Section 4, says,  “[...] and [the United States] shall protect each of them [the States] against Invasion;”

    Of course, the definition of invasion might be the thing that is being debated here.  Perhaps there is a better word to describe,  “massed [foreign nationals] approaching [our] border with the intent of crossing by any means possible, with or without the use of force, whether openly or secretly.”  

  • news2me
    Posted: Mon, 03/18/2019 05:08 pm

    You mean like when Obama threatened to shut down the gov't because Congress would not raise the debt ceiling? He won.

    What part of the Constitution says the Pres. can tax people for not buying his "affordable" care health?

    What about all of Obama's abuse of power to change our country for the good of Muslims?

    Where did Obama get the illegal money he gave to Iran at the end of his last term? Did Pelosi co-sign for that?

    Why did Obama get away with gun running? Why did Obama get away with using the IRS to abuse his power?

    At least Trump is trying to secure the border for safety reasons. 

     

  • news2me
    Posted: Mon, 03/18/2019 05:08 pm

    Thank you Old Mike.

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