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Trump Signs His First Veto After Congress Rejects His National Emergency

Trump Signs His First Veto After Congress Rejects His National Emergency

Trump called the resolution reckless and said he was proud to veto it.

Trump made the construction of a wall along the nearly 2,000-mile-long US-Mexico border a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign, saying Mexico would pay for it.

US President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency today (NZ time) to secure federal money for a border wall he promised as a candidate and considers a crucial priority for re-election, capping a week of confrontation with both political parties.

It is unlikely that Congress will have the two-thirds majority required to override Trump's veto. Attorney General William Barr is also at the President's veto event.

Still, a White House official said Trump won't forget when senators who opposed him want him to attend fundraisers or provide other help.

Twelve of Trump's fellow Republicans joined Democrats to pass the measure to end the emergency declaration.

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"We had a war against a king in the American revolution", said Sen.

"House Republicans will have to choose between their partisan hypocrisy and their sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution", she added. In a statement, Republican senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said: "Never before has a president asked for funding, Congress has not provided it, and the president then has used the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to spend the money anyway".

Recent months have seen a surge in unauthorized crossings of the USA border with Mexico.

The large numbers have put a strain on immigration enforcement, although critics say a wall would do little to discourage the crossings since many of those apprehended at the border turn themselves in voluntarily.

The declaration is already the subject of a legal challenge. The measure ultimately passed 59-41, and Trump immediately vowed to veto. "I think the value of these last few weeks is to remind the Senate of our constitutional place". "They shouldn't even be suing, but they will because they always do".

Trump's national emergency declaration almost a month ago is paired with a number of executive actions created to make approximately $8 billion of funding available to begin construction on a wall along the southern border.


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