Thank goodness that President Trump is in charge and was able to block the devious bill from Congress that would deem the border wall unconstitutional.
On Friday, Trump vetoed Congress who attempted to deny him funding to build the hotly debated southern border wall.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump issues first veto, overrules Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 15, 2019
Trump signs first veto of his presidency pic.twitter.com/WkXb4Qq2FC
— Sebastian Smith (@SebastianAFP) March 15, 2019
Trump: “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it.”
— Franco Ordoñez (@FrancoOrdonez) March 15, 2019
Here’s more from the WSJ:
President Trump on Friday vetoed a congressional resolution disapproving of his national-emergency declaration, asserting his authority to tap funding for barriers on the southern border even though the money hadn’t been appropriated by lawmakers.
“Today I am vetoing this resolution,” Mr. Trump said at an Oval Office event before signing the veto to applause. He was flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, law-enforcement officials and parents of children who were allegedly killed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
“Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it,” he said, before calling the resolution “dangerous” and “reckless.”
The veto will be the first of Mr. Trump’s presidency, and lawmakers face a tall order in overriding it, which would require a two-thirds majority in each chamber of Congress. Democratic leaders in the House are planning a vote this month, and the initiative still faces legal and other challenges.