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Trump’s Veto Threat Runs into a Republican Override Problem


Donald Trump shut down the government two weeks ago, and is promising to veto any bills that the newly minted Democratic House Majority may send his way to reopen. His reason, of course, is because he’s throwing a temper tantrum about funding for his border wall, which he won’t get from House Democrats.

A veto threat from Trump’s White House read: “The Administration is committed to working with the Congress to reopen lapsed agencies, but cannot accept legislation that provides unnecessary funding for wasteful programs while ignoring the Nation’s urgent border security needs.”

What Donald Trump doesn’t know, apparently, because he has a 6th grade civics understanding of government (or worse), is that the House can override his veto with enough votes.

Scott Dworkin with the Democratic Coalition points out the following:

Senate.gov states: “The process by which each chamber of Congress votes on a bill vetoed by the President. To pass a bill over the president’s objections requires a two-thirds vote in each Chamber”

Reopening the government AND impeaching Trump?  I thought Christmas was over a week ago.


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