President Trump on Friday used the first veto of his administration to reject a bipartisan resolution that sought to block his declaration of a national emergency at the border, a move almost certain to kill the measure.
Today President Trump issued his first veto to reject a bipartisan resolution to stop his national emergency. Trump made some very strong remarks on why he vetoed the resolution.
On Friday, Trump called the resolution “dangerous” and said it would have revoked border operations put into place by the declaration. He also thanked Republicans who voted against the resolution.
“I have to in particular thank Republicans, strong Republican senators that were on our side and on the side of border security,” he said. He later added that the vote for the resolution was “a vote against reality.”
This week the border patrol in Texas apprehended 300 illegals crossing the border. This is in addition to 1,000 they apprehended just 24 hours earlier. Arizona is reporting a 230% increase in illegals. So when President Trump says we have a problem, Congress needs to take heed.
“We are currently facing a humanitarian and national security crisis along our southwest border,” CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan said in a statement earlier this month.
But the other side of the aisle is still insisting this is a manufactured emergency.
“It is no surprise that the president holds the rule of law and our Constitution in minimal regard. There is no emergency; Congress has refused to fund his wall multiple times; Mexico won’t pay for it; and a bipartisan majority in both chambers just voted to terminate his fake emergency,” Schumer said in a statement.
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., had said he would oppose the declaration but reversed course on the Senate floor, saying that he was “sympathetic” to Trump’s push to deal with the crisis at the border.