Congress was unable to override the veto trump

Congress voted against 248 181 for the abolition of the veto by Donald trump on the decision of the legislators which would have recognized it null and void an emergency Declaration, envisaging the allocation of funds for the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico. This 38 votes less than the required 286 (2/3) majority for adoption of such decision.

The emergency Declaration allows the Tramp to translate another $3.6 billion from military construction projects for the construction of barriers along the border with Mexico. One only of the democratic majority, the veto could not be overcome, but they hoped for the support of many Republicans. Today, with the Democrats only voted 14 members of the Republican party, which obviously was not enough.

Among these Republicans was Brian Fitzpatrick from Pennsylvania, will Hurd of Texas, Justin Amash of Michigan, Thomas Massey of Kentucky and others. They had voiced their views on the question of the veto, their views are broader than just opinion on the border wall.

They don’t want the President allowed to dispose of the Treasury in its sole discretion against the will of Congress. Republicans fear that one day a future President is a Democrat, based on the precedent of the wall of the trump, will be able to send taxpayer funds to fight global warming.

Democrats had previously announced that in case of failure of a vote in Congress they will go to the courts, where it is also possible to challenge the validity of the emergency Declaration.

Congress did not collect the required number of votes to undo the veto trump on the issue of walls updated: March 28, 2019 author: Alexander Brezhnev

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