Senate Votes to Block Border Emergency Declaration
President Trump signals response on Twitter
In a 59-41 bipartisan vote, the Senate decided to block President Trump’s border emergency declaration—a move that will prompt the president’s first veto.
President Trump issued a single-word tweet that simply said “VETO.” In a separate message he said he looks forward to vetoing the measure that has been passed in both the House and Senate, saying it would “open borders while increasing crime, drugs, and trafficking in our country.”
Before the vote, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York accused President Trump of “going around Congress” with his declaration. He said, “This is a momentous day,” declaring that the balance of power was shifting back to Congress.
It is unlikely that the House and Senate can muster the required two-thirds majority in each chamber to override the president’s veto.
- For President Trump as he makes his first-ever veto of the bill that rejected his border emergency declaration.
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