Trump Vetoes Yemen War Powers Resolution, His 2nd Veto Since Taking Office

President Trump issued the second veto of his presidency Tuesday.

He stopped a congressional resolution seeking to end U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

Trump wrote to the senate Thursday, “this resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.”

Supporters of the resolution argue the U.S. shouldn’t be involved in the war without explicit permission from Congress.

Opponents say the U.S. does not have “boots on the ground” and is offering non-combat technical assistance to Saudi Arabia, an ally.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not responded to questions on whether she intends to seek a vote to override the president’s veto.

The only other veto trump has issued was last month, on a resolution of disapproval of his emergency declaration to build barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico.


Source: NewsNet | Trump Vetoes Yemen War Powers Resolution, His 2nd Veto Since Taking Office