the Next stage in the dispute over the construction of the wall on the border with Mexico: US President Donald Trump has announced to the Senate resolution to end the state of emergency proclaimed, the first Veto of his term of office. “I look forward to a Veto of the just-adopted by the Democrats proposed a Resolution to insert,” wrote the Republican President on Thursday (local time) on Twitter. Twelve of the 53 Republican senators had previously voted for a Resolution of the Democrats, which would end the state of emergency, without objection of the President. Immediately after that, Trump wrote on Twitter: “VETO!”

About the state of emergency Trump wants to ensure the financing of the required wall on the border to Mexico without the consent of the Parliament. The house of representatives, where Democrats have a majority, had adopted the Counter-Resolution is already at the end of February. To override Trumps Veto, would be in both Congress chambers by a two-thirds majority is necessary. Such a majority is not currently in sight. From receipt of the Resolution Trump has ten days to sign or reject. Sundays do not count in this period.

a Second defeat within a matter of days for Trump

The vote on Thursday was the second defeat within the space of only two days for Trump in his Republican-dominated Senate. Only on Wednesday, the Senate had voted against the will Trumps a majority for a Resolution, with the help of the U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia led and highly controversial military operation in Yemen to stop. Seven Republican senators voted together with the Democrats and have obtained the required majority. A vote of the house of representatives is still out, and Trump could also Veto this Resolution.

the Chairman of The faction of the Democrats in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, was on Thursday delighted about the approval of Parts of the Republicans. “Both parties in the Senate of the United States President of the Trump the end,” he wrote on Twitter. From the point of view of the Democrats, the Declaration of a state of emergency was unconstitutional. Trump denied the.

The President had on 15. February a National emergency declared, to the desired wall on the border to Mexico without parliamentary approval to Fund. The Congress had denied the Republican President the sum of $ 5.7 billion for the construction of the wall and only significantly less money approved. With the help of the state of emergency Declaration Trump wants to tap into other pots of money, especially at the Ministry of defence to obtain additional billion for the construction of the wall.

The border wall was a Central campaign promise Trumps. He said on Thursday on the sidelines of a meeting with the Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar at the White house: “We will soon have hundreds of miles of wall built.” Until January, the Republicans controlled not only the Senate but also the house of representatives, both chambers in Congress.

tkr / DPA

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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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