BREAKING: President Trump Vetos Resolution That Ends His National Emergency Declaration

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Posted: Mar 15, 2019 4:00 PM
BREAKING: President Trump Vetos Resolution That Ends His National Emergency Declaration

President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency Friday afternoon against a resolution passed by the House and Senate to end the national emergency declaration on border security. Twelve Senate Republicans sided with Democrats on the issue.

“Today I am vetoing this resolution. Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it," Trump said from the Oval Office.

“People hate the word invasion, but that’s what it is," Trump continued, calling the resolution "dangerous" and "reckless."

The President was flanked by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Attorney General William Barr and number of other law enforcement officials. Angel Moms, mothers of children killed by illegal aliens, were also in attendance.

"The fact that this is an emergency is undeniable,” Nielsen said. 

Barr also made remarks and said President Trump's emergency declaration on the issue is "firmly grounded" in the law.

Earlier today, President Trump thanked Republicans who voted against the measure.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will hold a vote to override President Trump's veto in two weeks. The White House is confident she doesn't have the votes to do so.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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