Breaking: Trump Vetoes Bill Blocking National Emergency Declaration

President Trump has vetoed a bill that would block the national emergency declaration he issued to secure the southern border, according to CNBC.

CNBC writes, “The president’s veto is his first since he entered the White House. While the Democratic-held House could try to override his opposition, neither chamber of Congress appears to have enough support to reach the two-thirds majority needed.”

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Yesterday, the Senate voted 59-41 to end the national emergency declaration–with 12 Republicans siding with Democrats to vote against President Trump.

The president declared a national emergency last month after Congress would not provide him with adequate funding to build a barrier along the southern border. The emergency declaration would enable the President to appropriate an extra $3.6 billion for the wall.

Prior to yesterday’s vote, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said, “I’m going to be voting in favor of the resolution of disapproval. This is a constitutional question, it’s a question of the balance of power that is core to our constitution. This is not about the president or border security, in fact I support border security, I support a barrier,” he said.

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After yesterday’s vote, the President made it clear he was planning to veto the bill, writing on Twitter, “I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country. I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!”

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