Congress won’t be able to override this veto
President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his administration to block a vote from Congress to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen.
The Senate voted 54-46 in favor for the resolution while the House of Representatives voted 247-175.
The administration issued a scathing statement rejecting the resolution and accusing the Congress of trying to undermine his executive authority.
The statement described the congressional action as “a joint resolution that purports to direct the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen, with certain exceptions.”
“This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities,” the statement continued, “endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future.”
The president issued his first veto of legislation out of Congress in March when they voted to block his declaration of a national emergency on the border.
Congress is not likely to have the votes to override the president’s veto, which would require 2/3rds support of each of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Here’s a video about the action in Yemen:
Author: Carlos Garcia