April 17, 2019
We need to keep the war going so President Kushner can hopefully get some of that sweet, sweet Saudi money to bail him out on his 666 Fifth Avenue property!
President Donald Trump in a letter to the Senate said he is rejecting a measure passed by Congress to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
On April 5, the US House of Representatives passed the Yemen war resolution by a 247-175 vote after it was approved by the Senate by a 54-46 vote in March. The joint resolution calls for ending US support for the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni conflict.
President Trump has just issued the second veto of his presidency, rejecting a resolution from Congress to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Trump calls it a "dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities." pic.twitter.com/IgrxgE4943
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) April 16, 2019
“I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 7, a joint resolution that purports to direct the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities in or affecting the Republic of Yemen,” Trump said on Tuesday. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future.”
Trump in the letter said there are many reasons the United States must continue supporting the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen, including that it represented a “cheap” way for Iran to cause trouble for the United States and its ally Saudi Arabia.
This is only his second veto.
He didn’t veto the terrible, bipartisan open borders bill back in February (which led to our current border crisis) but he vetoes this, purportedly to “further isolate Iran.”
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 5:44 am