On Thursday, the US Senate voted to dismiss President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration on the US Mexico border, stimulating a quick response from the 72-year-old leader who tweeted ‘veto’, a clue that he would reject the resolution.
As per the reports, the Republican-controlled Senate voted to reject the emergency declaration by 59 to 41 votes, in what as sharp and harsh criticism to Trump, who will be forced to use its veto powers for the first time in his presidency.
This resolution was passed last month by 245 votes to 182 in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives along with 13 Republicans supporting the Democrats.
It will now move towards Trump, who has threatened that if he comes to him, he will be threatened with Veto.
Trump tweeted in capitals, “VETO!” just after the vote.
The interesting thing is that with twelve Republicans broke the ranks to side the Democrats to pass the resolution, many people said that the emergency announcement was a violation of the American Constitution.
Trump asserted that he was looking forward to “vetoing” what he mentions as the “Democrat-inspired resolution” and applauded his fellow Republicans for encouraging the need of a border wall along the US-Mexico border.
In the second tweet by Trump, he said, “I look forward to VETOING the just passed Democrat inspired Resolution which would OPEN BORDERS while increasing Crime, Drugs, and Trafficking in our Country. I thank all of the Strong Republicans who voted to support Border Security and our desperately needed WALL!”
The US President has described the decision as a “referendum” on his emigration policies and has asked the Republicans to back his move, confirming that the issue will play an important facet in the 2020 presidential election.
A disregardful Trump declared a national emergency to avoid Congress and fulfill his long-pending demand of building the wall along the border with Mexico on February 15. While defending his decision, the US President said that he had “no choice” but to use his emergency powers to stop unlawful immigrants spreading crime and drugs.
Agreeing that his move could be challenged legally, Trump remarked that his decision would eventually prevail. He said that he could wait for a “long time” to develop his long-called barrier, but further said that he wanted to move “faster” in this regard.
The two top Democrats in the Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, slammed Trump for his decision and said that they would use “every available remedy” to cancel the “illegal” declaration.