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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

  1. Cecelia Henderson

    April 17, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Why isn’t Congress dealing with the issues facing Americans at home? There is infrastructure deterioration, immigration, National Debt, over spending and wasteful use of taxpayers money and countless other issues facing Americans daily, but no, they are trying to do the job of the Commander In Chief. Do they really think that they have all the facts and data that our President has available to him, not to mention the military expertise available to him? Why can’t they just do their jobs and stop with all this political BS, in a useless attempt to take power from the President? The President wants out of Syria and the Democrats started screaming, but now they want to make a tactical military decision on Yemen? What in the hell are they thinking?

    • Bob Mackay

      April 17, 2019 at 3:43 am

      They would NOT have the information, because, nobody in their right mind would trust those Communist Assholes with that. Because in NO TIME they would be giving that info out to their PROPAGANDA Outlets [MSM] and selling info to terrorists. Then blaming President Trump, for the Leaking

    • Margie

      April 17, 2019 at 7:01 am

      Yes, agree with Cecelia Henderson, but like to point out the lack of respect towards our President when he is referred by the Muslim Congresswoman as Mr. Trump vs President Trump.

  2. Leslie Stevenson

    April 17, 2019 at 2:45 am

    The Demorats don’t think, they plot, and scheme, and send out fake news stories to stop this POTUS at every turn. They are gleeful at present because he false statements about no real tax breaks , lie that it is , is resinating. Guess people think that extra money in theirpaychecks s from the Demorats.

  3. neo

    April 17, 2019 at 3:17 am

    The congress had no problems with Killinton/Obozo/Bush starting or continuing wars at all

  4. errollus

    April 17, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Listen to Trump. He’s yet to be proved wrong on an issue.

  5. TJWag

    April 17, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Love the Trump… but, seriously, what are we doing in Yemen? Killing bad guys? There are bad guys all over the world.
    On a side related note; can anyone, or has anyone, define what our goal in Afghanistan is or how we would define a ‘win’?

  6. Mike Snowden

    April 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

    The Rebels in Yemen are backed by Iran and forces who oppose them are backed by Saudi Arabia. The support that Trump provides to the Saudis is an effort to eliminate another Iranian presence in the Middle-East. Congress needs to do what the Constitution says and just create laws that our government follows, while leaving the enforcement, of those laws, up to the President. If there’s any govt overreach to be found here, it lays with Congress, not the President!

  7. maggie

    April 17, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Remember what the Democrats promised. RESIST, RESIST and RESIST more to try and STOP any “good” that President Trump wants signed! It’s going to be a FIGHT for the next SIX Years but TRUMP is and will keep WINNING!

  8. becky aheren

    April 17, 2019 at 10:03 am

    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.

  9. Yank

    April 17, 2019 at 11:10 am

    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!

    • IMJustice

      April 17, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      And Yank, she just went over $1m in donations.
      Gotta love this country huh?

  10. Phillip Osborne

    April 17, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    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

      April 17, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      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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