US President Donald Trump has vetoed a measure from Congress revoking his declaration of a national emergency at the US-Mexico border, which will help stop Crime, Human Trafficking, and Drugs entering our Country, officials said in a statement. Lawmakers, including 12 Republicans, had passed the rejection resolution on Thursday in a surprising rebuke of President Trump’s pledge to build a border wall. Congress will now need a two-thirds majority in both chambers to override him. This is the first veto of Trump’s presidency.
Moments ago, President Trump signed a VETO of the resolution introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block the national emergency declaration for our crisis on the southern border.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 15, 2019
Moments ago, President Trump signed a VETO of the resolution introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to block the national emergency declaration for our crisis on the southern border.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 15, 2019
“As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty,” Mr Trump said on Friday. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it. I’m very proud to veto it. ”
Earlier President Donald Trump had threatened to declare a national emergency along the border with Mexico as he seeks funding for a wall he says will keep out dangerous immigrants — his latest jab in a fight with Democrats in Congress that faced shut down parts of the government for a record- days.
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23 March, 2019