President Donald Trump vetoed a resolution Friday that sought to block his national emergency declaration to fund the southern border wall, according to The New York Times.
After Democrats and 12 Republican senators supported the resolution to block the declaration, President Trump immediately issued the first veto of his presidency, calling the resolution “dangerous” and “reckless.”
“It is a dangerous resolution that would undermine United States sovereignty and threaten the lives and safety of countless Americans,” President Trump said in a White House statement. “It is, therefore, my duty to return it to the House of Representatives without my approval.” . . .
President Trump said he was not bothered by the number of Republicans who opposed his national emergency declaration, because he knew there weren’t enough votes in Congress to override a veto.
“They’re doing what they have to do, and I put no pressure on anybody,” President Trump said. “I actually said, ‘I could have gotten some of them to come along.’ I said, ‘I want for you to vote your heart. Do what you want to do. I’m not putting any pressure.’ … I didn’t need the votes. We all knew it’s going to be a veto, and there’s not going to be an override.” (Read more from “Trump Vetoes Resolution to Block National Emergency” HERE)