President Trump Vetos Resolution That Ends His National Emergency Declaration

Trump wants to use the emergency order to divert billions of federal dollars earmarked for defence spending towards the southern border wall

Twelve Republicans broke with Mr. Trump to vote for the resolution, which passed the Senate Thursday afternoon.

President Donald Trump issued his first veto Friday, undoing the bipartisan effort to terminate his national emergency declaration at the southern border, arguing that the executive branch can bypass Congress in extreme circumstances.

According to The Hill, the House will attempt to override the president's veto on March 26, but because a two-thirds majority is necessary to issue such an override, it's unlikely to find success.

Trump made the construction of a wall along the nearly 2,000-mile-long US-Mexico border a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign, saying Mexico would pay for it.

Earlier today, President Trump thanked Republicans who voted against the measure. "This will help stop Crime, Human Trafficking, and Drugs entering our Country". "Watch, when you get back to your State, they will LOVE you more than ever before!" he said.

Therefore, to defend the safety and security of all Americans, I will be signing and issuing a formal veto of this reckless resolution - and that's what it was. "Donate NOW for the WALL & we'll TRIPLE MATCH your gift". The bill passed the Senate by a margin of 59-41 with 12 Republicans joining Senate Democrats in a rare rebuke of the president.

Democrats - and a handful of Republicans - were quick to label the move presidential overreach. John Barrasso, who voted against the resolution, said Friday.

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Trump insists he's on solid legal ground, however.

Trump declared a national emergency last month, after Congress authorized only $1.3 billion in border wall funding, far short of the $5.7 billion Trump had asked for. It is definitely a national emergency.

Two years into the Trump era, a dozen Republicans, pushed along by Democrats, showed new willingness to take the political risk of defecting. ".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. "That shift has placed a substantial strain on border-security resources".

"The fact that this is an emergency is undeniable", Nielsen said.

In challenging Trump on Thursday, only one Republican who is up for re-election next year - Susan Collins of ME - voted for the disapproval resolution.

They included Sens. Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, Lamar Alexander, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, Jerry Moran, Mike Lee, and Roger Wicker.

The veto would be the first of Donald Trump's presidency.

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