Trump vetoes rejection of border wall emergency

United States President Donald J Trump issued his first veto rejecting the congressional resolution of his emergency declaration as “dangerous” and “reckless”. He asserted that Americans would be put at risk at the southern border with Mexico if the measure became a law.

The congress had passed a resolution of disapproval of his emergency declaration (to get his wall funded and built along the US-Mexico border). Trump has vetoed this resolution.

At the Oval Office, The Hill quoted Trump as saying, “Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it. There haven’t been too many that are bigger emergency than what we have at our border.”

The resolution will go back to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on overriding Trump’s veto on 26 March. However, the lawmakers lack the two-thirds support of the chamber required to pass the measure.

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