"Congress has the freedom to accept this resolution, and I have a duty to impose it," Trump told the Oval Office before officially sending the measure to Congress without his approval.
Trump said the resolution that would address the national state of emergency "has endangered countless Americans."
"There were not too many who are bigger than what we have" at our border, he said. customs officers and border guards, as well as surviving family members of those who are loved, killed by undocumented migrants. Attorney General William Barr was also vetoed by the President.
While some MEPs – including some Republicans – opposed the President's use of national emergency powers in this case, the Justice Department has set a strong defense of the President's authority to do so in a letter to Senate Mitch Major McConnell earlier this month, according to a copy received by CNN on Friday.
"The President acted well in his judgment when proclaiming a national emergency with regard to the southern border," wrote Assistant Chief Prosecutor Stephen Boyd, setting out the legal basis for the proclamation under the National Emergency Law and additional legal bodies, who largely follow an internal note issued by the Legal Advice Unit at the Ministry of Justice.
"The President's proclamation of an emergency situation rightly describes the current situation as a current" border security and humanitarian crisis, "Boyd said." The border crisis … can qualify as an emergency, even though it is not quite new "Congress violates the separation of powers and sets a bad precedent that could be followed by a future Democratic Party president to unilaterally conduct its agenda." He voted with the White House president and assistants, who clearly gave the Republican the Senators that the vote against Trump on this issue would have the consequences of re-election of time, the national powers of emergency, and instead the vote is not a constitutional concern, but rather a litmus test for border security
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Trump writes about the political advantage he expects from those who support him.
"I would like to thank all the great Republican senators who have boldly voted for the High Border Security and WALL, which will help stop the crime, trafficking in human beings and drugs in our country Watch when you return to your country , they will love you more than ever! "Trump writes on Friday
Trump's veto sends the resolution back to the US House of Representatives expected to take it after the week It is not expected that Parliament will have two-thirds of the support of the Chamber required to cancel the here's the president
This story was updated with further developments on Friday