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.”…