President Trump Vetoes Resolution Blocking His National Emergency Declaration to Divert Funds From Pentagon to Build Border Wall
President Trump again vetoed the measure blocking his national emergency declaration to divert funds from the Pentagon to build the border wall, Fox News reported Tuesday night.
Trump issued the veto in the middle of the clown show Democrat debate Tuesday night.
“In short, the situation on our southern border remains a national emergency, and our Armed Forces are still needed to help confront it,” Trump’s message to the Senate said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office said the Senate will vote on President Trump’s veto later this week, however neither chamber of Congress has the votes to override Trump’s veto.
Senators last month voted 54-41 on a resolution to end the emergency declaration which would allow Trump to divert funds from the Pentagon to build a border wall.
11 Republican Senators voted with the Democrats to end the emergency declaration:
Senators Lamar Alexander (TN), Roy Blunt (MO), Susan Collins (ME), Mike Lee (UT), Jerry Moran (KS), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Rand Paul (KY), Rob Portman (OH), Mitt Romney (UT), Pat Toomey (PA) and Roger Wicker (MS) voted to end the president’s emergency declaration on Wednesday likely prompting a veto showdown.
The President declared a national emergency back in February and vetoed a prior resolution passed by the Senate to kill his declaration.