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VETO! Senate Votes to Overturn Emergency Border Declaration, Trump Vows to Veto
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Mar 14, 2019 3:33 PM 1+ week ago

VETO! Senate Votes to Overturn Emergency Border Declaration, Trump Vows to Veto

President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday afternoon, overturning Congress' rejection of his national emergency border declaration.

Trump promised to make the move after Senate Republicans joined Democrats Thursday to take a stand against his declaration regarding the southern border.

"I'll veto it. I'll do a veto," Trump had promised even before the Senate vote, dismissing its effect. "It doesn't matter."

The Senate had voted 59-41 to reject Trump's declaration after an unsuccessful compromise attempt that would have affected presidential power in future administrations.

Trump still lobbied Congress via Twitter beforehand, hoping to avoid the embarrassing rejection from his own party in the Senate: "A vote for today's resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!"

Not all Republicans share that view. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) said, "For me this is a constitutional question. This is not ...

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