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Trump Vetoes Bill Rejecting His Border Emergency Order - Should Congress Respect the Veto?

Should Congress support Trump's veto?

by Countable | Updated on 3.15.19

Update - 4:00pm:

  • President Donald Trump has issued his first veto, striking down a resolution that would have terminated his border security emergency order.
  • Flanked by law enforcement officers and families of children killed by people in the country illegally, Trump said:
  • "I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it."
  • Trump called the resolution "dangerous" and "reckless."

What’s the story?

  • President Donald Trump is expected to exercise his first veto over a Congress-backed resolution to terminate the border security order he declared in late-January.
  • Lawmakers argued that the president had exceeded his authority in trying to build a border wall over the objections of Congress.

Is a veto the end of the resolution?

  • Congress may attempt to override the veto, but based on the 245-182 vote in the House and the 59-41 vote in the Senate, it appears neither chamber has the two-thirds majority needed for a successful override.

What do you think?

Do you support Trump vetoing the Congress-approved resolution to overturn his national emergency declaration? Should Congress vote to override the veto? Take action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.

—Josh Herman

Countable

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  • Jon
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Should Trump defy the voices of the overwhelming majority of voters to continue perpetuating a false narrative and satiate his gargantuan ego? No.

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  • SneakyPete
    Voted Yes
    03/15/2019
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    👍🏻👍🏻 BY ALL MEANS..... VETO TIME.....HELL YES 👍🏻👍🏻 It is the Presidents prerogative, authorized by the Constitution, in doing so. The Socialist Leaning Liberal Democratic Political members of Congress and NOT the Majority of Americans voters, who want to keep the Southern Drug and Human Trafficking corridor open, across the porous USA 🇺🇸- Mexico 🇲🇽 Border. SO AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN AND VOTER, SAYS ITS VETO,TIME. SNEAKYPETE ..... 👍🏻👍🏻VETO👍🏻👍🏻. 3*15*19.....

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  • Anthony
    03/15/2019
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    Yes, POTUS SHOULD VETO THIS BILL. As Chief Executive and Commander in Chief he has the power to declare a national emergency. The facts about the Southern Border demonstrate existing resources are unable to protect the American people. Further.on a humanitarian basis,foreign nationals amassing at the Southern border in overwhelming numbers pose a danger to themselves and others. POTUS should veto this bill to protect the authorities established for The Presidency and future Presidents.

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  • Paul
    Voted Maybe
    03/15/2019
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    If he does veto and it gets an override then he know he is “toast” Does he have the guts to find out? He would rather live in his delusional world, imagine him thinking he could get re-elected. He won’t even get his party renomination if they are smart.

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  • Page
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    No one who has researched the border wall idea wants it. It’s archaic, ineffective, and ecologically disastrous. Use more modern techniques and stop this silly pissing match.

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  • Cherie65
    Voted Yes
    03/15/2019
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    I support the veto. President Trump has the right granted to him by Congress the power to allocate money to the wall. It IS a national emergency. 💯! Stop illegal drugs and human trafficking! And, Congress, get busy on immigration reform. It’s the will of the people you do so!

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  • David
    03/16/2019
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    IF WALLS DON’T WORK, WHY DO OUR SCHOOLS AND POLITICIANS HAVE WALLS AROUND THEM? SECURE THE BORDER, BUILD THE WALL!

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  • Jarsh
    Voted Maybe
    03/15/2019
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    If they have the wherewithal to override a veto than they should make a law that solves the problem and we wouldn’t be in this position in the first place.

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  • Duane
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Congress and the people have spoken. Trump needs to respect for our democracy. Vetoing this resolution will demonstrate clearly and unambiguously that Trump has no wish to be our President, but instead desires to be an authoritarian dictator.

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  • Emm901
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Thank you Congress, for standing up for democracy.

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  • Ochoninja
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Definitely the majority of people do not agree with Trumps lies about the emergency including places he stated were having problems. They all claim he is lying so he should be expected to show proof and not old movie scenes. Congress needs to do their job and stop covering for him. People are saying yes by blaming Democrats as usual and politicizing the decision believing Trumps lies. Drugs are not coming in through the border but by legal means such as planes, tunnels, carried in by legal entries etc. His ignorant followers just believe what he says and these votes are why he lies to keep their votes. Many Republicans also are smart enough to fact check snd not just believe a pathological liar. There are other ways o protect the border and not supporting an unnecessary wall foes not mean one is against border security. Trump Knows how to pander to his ignorant followers and they just go along with him. They still believe His lie about Obama’s being a citizen and Trump admitted he is but it’s working with his ignorant followers.

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  • Jonah
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    If Congress does not overturn Trump’s Veto y’all might as well shutter your offices, pack your bags and go home knowing that Checks and Balances have failed. Please overturn his Veto and send a clear message to Trump a lying con artist who has also found his way into an 87 page Manifesto written by a mass murdering racist. God help is all.

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  • DrCindyBean
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    No veto. No emergency. No wall.

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  • Colin
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Congress needs to take back the power of the purse.

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  • Al
    Voted No
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    This incompetent man needs to be moved from the White House to prison where he belongs. The wall is an obviously ridiculous example of government waste and pandering to xenophobia. The most effective way to reduce unlawful immigration is to provide aid to the Latin American countries of origin just as was proven effective with the Medellin Cartel in Columbia. People that want the wall are uniformed fools. POTUS should be fixing HEALTHCARE AND GLOBAL WARMING, our most serious problems!

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  • Wendy
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    He is moving more toward a dictatorship if he vetoes a bill which his dictator actions created. If he vetoes this bill, Congress owes it to the American people to override it.

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  • Kyle
    Voted No
    03/17/2019
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    This is a democracy, not a dictatorship.

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  • Christina
    Voted No
    last Monday
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    There is no "emergency" that would require an ugly wall on our borders. This so called emergency wall will take over twenty years to complete.... how is that an "emergency"? A waste of taxpayer dollars, is what it is, and a way to put money into the pockets of the corrupt white house impostor of a president friends' who stand to gain money from his measures.

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  • Chickie
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    HELL NO! There is NO National Emergency at our Southern borders. There IS a Humanitarian Emergency. The is no need for a Wall. But there is need for social workers, Psychologists, humanitarian aide, and church groups to facilitate sponsorship of families into their communities. There is NO need to spread hate for people of color, or people with accents. There is a significant need for understanding and empathy.

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  • Ann
    Voted No
    last Monday
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    Congress needs to stand up to Trump. He is becoming too authoritarian.

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  • James
    Voted No
    03/15/2019
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    Only walls he should be worried about our federal prison walls., If you go with the facts you realize we don’t need a wall, they are already updating Sections that need updating.

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