Advertisement

Trump issues first veto to protect border order

March 15, 2019 09:42 PM

President Donald Trump has issued the first veto of his presidency, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.

Flanked by law enforcement officials as well as the parents of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump says "our immigration system is stretched beyond the breaking point" and calls the congressional action "dangerous" and "reckless."

Advertisement

More from KSTP: 

Trump issues veto threat over border resolution

GOP senators appear ready to block Trump border declaration

Trump warns GOP senators ahead of border vote


A dozen Republicans joined with Senate Democrats on Thursday to back the joint resolution disapproving of Trump's emergency declaration. The House had passed the same resolution last month largely along party lines.

It is unlikely that Congress will have the two-thirds majority required to override Trump's veto.

Trump wants to use the emergency order to redirect billions in federal dollars earmarked for defense spending toward the southern border wall. It still faces several legal challenges in federal court.

 

Connect with KSTP


Join the conversation on our social media platforms. Share your comments on our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Credits

Associated Press

Copyright 2019 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement

Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe; no new indictments

Police: Body discovered in Roseville

Flooding impact continues to be felt across Minnesota

Scooters coming back to the Twin Cities, but with more regulation

Suspect in case of Minnesota student slain in Netherlands appears in court

Walz unveils revised budget proposal

Advertisement