Pelosi, Schumer react to Trump’s veto of Defense Authorization Act, call it “an act of recklessness that harms our troops”

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer has reacted to Trump vetoing the defense authorization act.

Schumer tweeted “Donald Trump just vetoed a pay raise for our troops so he can defend dead Confederate traitors.”

He added “Democrats will vote to override it.”

Pelosi tweeted “For 60 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has been passed on a bipartisan & bicameral basis. The President’s veto of the #NDAA is an act of recklessness that harms our troops, endangers our security & undermines the will of Congress.”

President Trump followed through on his threat to veto the National Defense Authorization act, calling it a “gift” to U.S. adversaries China and Russia .

“My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security,” Trump wrote to House Members.

“Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my Administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions,” he added.

As he had already indicated, Trump cited Section 230 as the reason for his veto and argued the failure to terminate it “will make our intelligence virtually impossible to conduct.”

Trump also wrote “I oppose endless wars, as does the American public. Over bipartisan objections, however, this Act purports to restrict the President’s ability to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, Germany, and South Korea.”