Trump Issues First Veto over Nat’l Emergency Resolution

HeadlineMar 18, 2019

President Trump signed his first presidential veto Friday, after lawmakers in both houses of Congress voted in favor of a resolution reversing Trump’s declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. He once again attacked immigrants as he signed the veto.

President Donald Trump: “It is a tremendous national emergency. It is a tremendous crisis. Last month, more than 76,000 illegal migrants arrived at our border. We’re on track for a million illegal aliens to rush our borders. People hate the word 'invasion,' but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs and criminals and people. We have no idea who they are.”

Trump’s statement came just after the manifesto of the New Zealand attacker was released, in which he echoed that term, “invasion.” The veto sends the measure back to lawmakers, but they are not expected to garner the two-thirds majority required to overturn it. California and other states filed a lawsuit last month challenging Trump’s national emergency.

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