ANOTHER flex by Congress against a President that had whipsawed it for the last four years….
And the worst part for President Donald Trump?
The vote was smiular to the numb era that passed the bill in the Senate in the first place….
THAT is WAY above the 60 votes needed in the Senate ….
Donald Trump is NOT having a good last few weeks as President….
Defense Bills are NOT the place to0 mess with Congress…..
Both parties come together on supplying the US Military with money and support….
Trump has been dissing the military from early in his time as President….
It appears Congress and a President Biden will not be following that path…
The Senate on Friday voted overwhelmingly to override President Trump’s veto of the annual military policy bill, mustering bipartisan support to enact the legislation over the president’s objections and delivering him the first such legislative rebuke of his presidency.
The 81-to-13 vote, the last vote expected in this Congress, is the first time lawmakers have overridden one of Mr. Trump’s vetoes. It reflected the sweeping popularity of a measure that authorizes a pay raise for the nation’s military and amounted to an extraordinary reprimand delivered to Mr. Trump in the final weeks of his presidency.
The margin surpassed the two-thirds majority needed to force enactment of the bill over Mr. Trump’s objections. The House passed the legislation on Monday, also mustering the two-thirds majority required.
Mr. Trump, making good on a monthslong series of threats, vetoed the bipartisan legislation last week, citing a shifting list of reasons including his objection to a provision directing the military to strip the names of Confederate leaders from bases. He also demanded that the bill include the repeal of a legal shield for social media companies that he has tangled with, a significant legislative change that Republicans and Democrats alike have said is irrelevant to legislation that dictates military policy….
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