President Trump is prepared to exercise the first veto of his presidency.
With news of Republicans in the Senate lining up to block Trump’s latest move to call a national emergency to secure $7 billion to fund the border wall, Trump is threatening to exercise his veto power.
A Democratic-controlled House and few Republicans who are willing to flip in the Senate are enough for this resolution to pass both chambers of Congress. Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth and Ohio Republican Jim Jordan expect this resolution pass the House and the Senate through simple majority votes.
Trump’s plan aims to redirect $3.6 billion in military construction funding toward the border project. Additionally, Trump is pursuing a separate executive action to repurpose about $2.5 billion from the Defense Department’s drug-interdiction program and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset-forfeiture fund. […]
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