Senate votes to override Trump’s veto on defense bill

Trump’s veto forced Republicans to decide whether to ignore the president in support of legislation that would determine the country’s defense policy. The law, however, originally passed both the House and Senate with a veto-proof majority, and the House voted Monday to override the veto. The final vote was 81-13, much higher than the required one-third majority.

Trump threatened to veto the defense bill, which includes pay increases for U.S. troops and upgrades for equipment, as it does not include repealing Article 230, which protects Internet companies from being held accountable for placing them on their websites. Is. Them or third parties.

The bill also includes provisions to limit how much Trump can pay for his border wall and to rename the military after the Confederacy figures.

Trump has said that the U.S. He opposes any attempt by the military to change the names of about a dozen large bases and installations bearing the names of federal military commanders – and he raised the issue in his veto message in addition to the complaints on Section 230.

The message said, “I am clear in my opposition to politically motivated attempts to wash away the history and insult the progressive progress that our country has made in realizing our founding principles.”

The impasse over stimulus checks in St. led to a timeline drawn for the final override vote after the independent sen. Vermont’s Bernie Sanders hinted Monday night that he would delay a quick vote until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings in Kentucky Republicans. Vote on $ 2,000 excitement checks on the floor. That vote never happened and Sen ended the debate on the veto override by voting on Friday afternoon.