Huge victory for the Trump administration, coming in hot.
If you recall, the House and Senate voted for a resolution, rejecting President Trump’s national emergency declaration on the wall. Shortly after, President Trump issued his first veto.
“Today I am vetoing this resolution,” Trump said at the time. “Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it.”
Today, the House is going to try to override Trump’s veto, but it will likely fail because it’d need a two-thirds majority.
No one sees that happening.
“The president will be fine in the House,” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said. “The veto will not be overridden.”
In the meantime, Trump’s scoring a huge victory. The Pentagon just approved of $1 billion for the almighty wall.
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has authorized the Army Corps of Engineers to begin planning and building 57 miles of 18-foot-high fencing in Yuma, Arizona, and El Paso, Texas, along the U.S. border with Mexico.
The Pentagon says it will divert up to $1 billion to support the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection. The funding would also go toward installing lighting and constructing roads in those areas.
Shanahan says the Corps’ focus will be on blocking “drug-smuggling corridors.”
Chin up, Pelosi! This is good news for America.
h/t The AP