Trump vows to veto resolution terminating his national emergency declaration

Trump vows to veto resolution terminating his national emergency declaration

President Donald Trump on Thursday pledged to veto a resolution that would terminate his national emergency declaration just hour before the Senate is set for a showdown vote on the measure. “A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction),” Trump wrote.

Should Trump follow through on his veto threat, it is unlikely that Congress would be able to overturn it.

Trump declared the national emergency weeks after the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, lasting more than a month, which followed Congress’ refusal to acquiesce to his demand for more than $5 billion in funding to build a massive wall along the southern border with Mexico. Trump used the emergency declaration in hopes of redirecting billions of federal dollars to build the wall without congressional approval.

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