Report By:Alex Adams
WaffiTV: President Trump is holding a public event to veto a resolution blocking his national emergency, marking the first veto of his presidency.
Senate and House passed: Both chambers of Congress passed the resolution. In the Senate, 12 Republicans joined Democrats in voting for it.
Lawmakers don’t have enough votes to override the veto.
About the emergency: Trump declared a national emergency last month in order to unlock federal funds to build a wall on the southern border, bypassing Congress for the funding.
Attorney General says national emergency on border is legal
Attorney General Bill Barr defended President Trump’s national emergency declaration as legal during a veto ceremony in the Oval Office today.
Barr said the measure was “clearly authorized under the law” after Congress voted to reverse it.
Barr said the southern border situation was precisely the type of situation that would warrant a national emergency.
President Trump has signed the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a measure that would reverse that national emergency he declared on the southern border.