Trump Vows To Veto Senate's Proposal To Block National Emergency Declaration
Faizan Hashmi 4 days ago Thu 14th March 2019 | 08:08 PM
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he was ready to veto, if necessary, Congress' proposal to terminate his declaration of a national emergency, which the Senate's is set to vote on later in the day
"A big National Emergency vote today by The United States Senate on Border Security & the Wall (which is already under major construction). I am prepared to veto, if necessary. The Southern Border is a National Security and Humanitarian Nightmare, but it can be easily fixed!" Trump wrote on his Twitter account.
The House of Representatives already voted 245 to 182 in favor of passing the proposal in late February.
The proposal, introduced by House Democrats, seeks to rebuke Trump's declaration of a national emergency, which aims to divert billions of Dollars from Federal programs into the president's project to build a border security wall on the country's border with Mexico.
In mid-February, Trump used his executive power to declare a national emergency, claiming that there was a humanitarian crisis at the southern border. He believed that building a wall would prevent criminals and drugs from getting into the United States.