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President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his presidency Tuesday to override legislation ending U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war.

The Senate voted 54-46 in favor for the resolution while the House of Representatives voted 247-175.

The administration issued a scathing statement rejecting the resolution and accusing the Congress of trying to undermine his executive authority.

The statement described the congressional action as “a joint resolution that purports to direct the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen, with certain exceptions.”

“This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Trump wrote according to NBC News.

The president issued his first veto of legislation out of Congress in March when they voted to block his declaration of a national emergency on the border.

Congress is not likely to have the votes to override the president’s veto, which would require 2/3rds support of each of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Here’s a video about the action in Yemen:

Before Trump signed his second veto, Democratic California Rep. Ro Khanna told The Daily Caller News Foundation he hoped the president would stand against endless wars and sign the resolution.

“[The resolution] is one way for the president to make good on his view to get out of these endless wars,” Khanna said.

“This would be the first president in American history to ever sign a war powers resolution. That would be a big deal that he’s recognizing the constitutional role for Congress to limit these foreign interventions.”

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14 Comments
  • becky aheren says:

    Since the democrats, have gotten control of the house, most the stuff coming out of it, are leftist ideas to stop the presidents authority. In the house and senate, there are neverTrumpers jumping on the bank wagon. Waste of time and money, and a good view of what would happen if the the democrats get control of senate and presidency. It would be hell for this country.

  • Yank says:

    What President Trump said about Omar was right and he was justified in saying what he said. “Some people did something!” Yes, some people did something! Muslims bombed the Twin Towers and MURDERED over 3000 Americans! I would say these murderers did a lot more than “something”! Why didn’t Omar say WHO these people were that “did something”! Then Beto says Trump was inciting violence? What about Democratic Rep Eric Swalwell suggest”NUKING” gun owners who resist confiscation of guns when owning these guns are legal and a right afforded by our founding fathers in our Constitution? Now Swalwell over stepped rational thought by saying that IF he has ever had a rational thought in his life! “Some people did something!” How dismissive can one get? Why didn’t Omar just say that Muslims murdered 3000 plus Americans? THAT would have been true!

  • Phillip Osborne says:

    The asshats in congress, on both sides of the isle, will stop at nothing to usurp and limit the powers of THIS president, mostly due to strong public opinion exacerbated by media, in an attempt to invalidate the presidency they still think was stolen. They believe it, and far too many in the Republican party, as evidenced by the above vote in the senate to limit his powers…Screw them. Leave him alone and let him do his job. If anyway possible, the RINO’s MUST be defeated in 2020 and replaced by those with true Republican values…whatever that is now…the past 3 years have me wondering if there IS any difference between the two party’s…

    • Tom Stark says:

      There really isn’t much of a difference other than the fact that the Dems stick to their platform statements down to the letter and the Republicans put their platform on a dusty shelf and tweek it every four years before putting it back on the shelf. Otherwise, they do not adhere to it. They do what they think will get them re-elected. Nothing more.

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