Pelosi announces vote to override Trump’s veto https://t.co/sjE4eNOKfi
— Raw Story (@RawStory) March 15, 2019
Veto override in House is unlikely — but Pelosi wants to put Republicans on record a 2nd time with the vote: “House Republicans will have to choose between their partisan hypocrisy and their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution.” https://t.co/ZHB5UN2T1c
— Billy House (@HouseInSession) March 15, 2019
During a normal presidency — remember those? — this kind of legislative breakdown would be front-page news for at least a week. Per the Washington Post:
President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday to secure federal money for a border wall that he promised as a candidate and considers a crucial priority for his reelection, capping a week of confrontation with both political parties…
Rebuffed by Congress in his demands for billions for the wall, Trump had declared a national emergency at the Mexican border last month, a move that would allow the president to circumvent the will of lawmakers and spend billions on border barriers.
Congress backed a resolution of disapproval, with the Senate voting 59-to-41 on Thursday for the measure. Twelve Republicans defied Trump and joined Democrats on the legislation.
The rare rebuke from members of his own party was symbolically important, but Congress does not have the votes to overturn Trump’s veto. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) immediately announced a March 26 vote to try, saying that “House Republicans will have to choose between their partisan hypocrisy and their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution.”…
[Trump’s] reelection campaign also sought to raise money on the issue, sending a message to supporters in Trump’s name that read: “I look forward to VETOING the Dem inspired OPEN BORDERS & Pro-Crime resolution! Donate NOW for the WALL & we’ll TRIPLE MATCH your gift.”…
He doesn’t expect to be in the Oval Office until September, is my bet. So it’s straight to the smash’n’grab portion of this Russian-enabled heist…
Striking details here: some GOP Senators asked White House for legal memo backing emergency, list of projects to lose funding for wall. White House refused. They voted for it anyway. https://t.co/FD39lvccj4
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) March 15, 2019
The emergency declaration vote was an excellent test of the sincerity of conservatives in the chamber and most of those self-styled champions of small government and individual freedom voted to give the executive branch the power to do pretty much anything
— Adam Serwer?? (@AdamSerwer) March 14, 2019
4 states have joined our lawsuit against the President's declaration of a national emergency.
We now have 20 states standing up & fighting back against this declaration that would divert funds for critical programs & harm people across our entire country.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) March 13, 2019
1) Nancy Pelosi forced McConnell to walk the plank
2) Pelosi never lost the caucus like this https://t.co/iyS0JhsgXe
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) March 14, 2019