Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Worldwide | By Angelina Lucas

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

Before the Senate voted on terminating Trump's national emergency, he told reporters, "I'll probably have to veto it", and predicted his veto wouldn't be overturned by Congress.

Trump vetoed the resolution passed by the US Senate on Thursday to reject his declaration of a national emergency.

Consistent with the law and the legislative process designed by our Founders, today I am vetoing this resolution.

Every one of the 12 Republican Senators who voted for a resolution opposing President Donald Trump's emergency order for the border is committed and united to securing the border, despite their vote, Sen.

While Congress is unlikely to muster the votes to override the veto, the rebuke from some members of his own party left Trump politically wounded, at least temporarily, as immigration and his planned wall along the US southern border become a flashpoint again in the 2020 presidential campaign.

Trump, however, insisted the situation on the southern border is "a tremendous national emergency", adding, "our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point". He wrote an opinion piece in the Washington Post at the time arguing there would be "no intellectual honesty" in supporting executive overreach by Trump that he had opposed under President Barack Obama.

"The President has chosen to continue to defy the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the American people", she said.

Trump thanked Republican senators who voted for his declaration in a Twitter post earlier on Friday.

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

The vote came a day after the Senate called for an end to U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, marking the second instance in two days that a Senate that has been mostly deferential to Trump took a position against him.

Trump's national emergency declaration almost a month ago is paired with a number of executive actions created to make approximately $8 billion of funding available to begin construction on a wall along the southern border.

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

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.

Trump made a border wall a central promise of his 2016 campaign for the White House. The official was not authorized to speak publicly on internal deliberations so spoke on condition of anonymity.

Congress declined and the result was the longest shutdown in us history.

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