3/15, 8:54 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump vetoes Congressional repeal of nat'l emergency

United States President Donald Trump vetoed on Friday a Congressional resolution designed to block the national emergency he declared over the situation at the southern US border. Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump described the resolution as "reckless" and "dangerous" and stressed that he has a "duty" to veto it, while the Congress had the "freedom" to pass it. Meanwhile, Congress is expected to try to override the first veto of Trump's presidency, but neither chamber seems likely to reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass legislation despite a presidential objection.

Back in February, the Democrat-led House of Representatives voted to block Trump's national emergency declaration he tried to use to allocate funds for building a wall on the US-Mexico border. However, the GOP-dominated Senate followed suit yesterday, approving the legislation with 59 votes for and 41 against. Twelve Republican Senators joined all of the Democrats in supporting the repeal, including Utah's Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio from Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Breaking the News / FH