REAX Of Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) To President Trump’s Veto Of The Joint Resolution Of Disapproval Of President Trump’s Declaration Of a National Emergency

President Trump’s veto once again confirms his willingness to sell out our armed forces by stealing $6.2 billion from our men and women in uniform.  He is ignoring the explicit will of Congress in order to build his “big, beautiful,” and useless vanity border wall.  This should alarm every member of Congress, and the Appropriations Committee will not forget this as we continue our work to complete the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process.  Congress is a coequal branch of government that cannot be ignored by the tweets and tantrums of a President determined to fulfill a cynical campaign promise, which he promised that Mexico would pay for. 

For three years, President Trump has failed to convince Congress that his wall is a good idea, and he has failed to convince Congress that this is a real national emergency.  I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to overturn the President’s veto.

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