President Trump issued his first veto over his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico southern border.
The president’s veto followed the House of Representatives and the Senate vote to overturn President Trump’s effort to secure the border by using the National Emergency Act.
In the Senate, a dozen Republican Senators joined all the Democrats in voting for a resolution to block the declaration of a national emergency.
President Trump vetoed Congress’ measure in the Oval Office surrounded by law enforcement and Angel Families.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2019
During his brief remarks, President Trump focused on the dangers to Americans and called Congress’ resolution “dangerous” and “reckless.”
By vetoing the resolution passed by Congress, President Trump is keeping his promise to protect Americans from the dangers of criminal illegal aliens.
Earlier this week, the White House released videos of people entering the U.S. illegally.
January 25, 2019: 123 migrants cross the border illegally in Arizona.
This is a national emergency. pic.twitter.com/PFLjjd76Qs
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 13, 2019
Congress is failing to do its job by not addressing the real emergency at the southern border.
The emergency declaration could have been avoided if Senate Democrats did not block $5.7 billion in funding for the border wall last December.