By a 81-13 vote, the Senate has overridden Trump’s national defense bill veto.
This is the first time Congress has voted to override a veto by President Trump.
Of the 13 who did not vote for the veto – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tom Cotton, R-Ark., Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
Per Fox News “President Trump vetoed the $740 billion military spending bill on Dec. 23, despite its passage with overwhelming support in both the House and Senate. The president warned that he would not approve the bill unless it contained language to repeal Section 230, a measure that protects social media firms from being liable for third-party posts on their platforms.”
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell wrote earlier this week “for the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces, failure is not an option.”
He added “so when it is our turn in Congress to have their backs, failure is not an option here either.”
BREAKING: Congress overrides President Donald Trump's veto of a defense policy bill in a first by lawmakers since he took office. https://t.co/fohHCZ509K
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