Trump vetoes lawmakers' measure against border wall

16 March, 2019, 02:29 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Donald Trump

President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency, striking down a resolution that would have terminated his national emergency declaration diverting funding to build the wall.

"Today I am vetoing this resolution". The Republican-controlled Senate passed the original measure 59-41 Thursday.

To overturn Trump's veto, at least two-thirds of both the Senate and House of Representatives would need to vote to do so.

Trump said the situation on the southern border was "a tremendous national emergency", adding that "our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point". ".THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO A PRESIDENT AGAIN!" the President of The United States literally just typed on Twitter with the world at his window sill.

The president had threatened a veto of the resolution.

But on Thursday, Tillis cast his vote with the president, saying he was reassured by indications that Trump would support changes to the National Emergencies Act itself to rein in presidential powers going forward, and that his GOP colleagues also backed such legislation. Trump was surrounded in the Oval Office by supporters who offered profuse thanks and frequent applause.

A Justice Department letter to congressional leaders details the legal arguments defending the Trump emergency declaration, arguing that the president was authorized to do so by the National Emergencies Act passed by Congress in 1976. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters.

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The resolution was approved in the aftermath of the killing of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018.

Barr also made remarks and said President Trump's emergency declaration on the issue is "firmly grounded" in the law.

"I think actually a national emergency was designed for a specific objective like this, so we have a great case", Trump said.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said at a March 6 congressional hearing that "we are on track to encounter close to 1 million illegal aliens at our southern border this year".

Researchers have said that immigrants are less likely to commit crimes, despite Trump repeatedly linking immigration and crime.

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. Trump had campaigned for president promising Mexico would pay for the wall.

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