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McConnell announces support for overriding Trump’s defense veto

McConnell announces support for overriding Trump’s defense veto
McConnell's support for the override deals an embarrassing blow to the outgoing president that suggests his usually firm grip on the Republican Party is loosening.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Tuesday to override President Trump’s veto of this year’s defense bill, dealing an embarrassing blow to the outgoing commander-in-chief that suggests his usually firm grip on the Republican Party is loosening.McConnell, the top Republican in Congress, said in a floor speech that he’s teeing up a Wednesday vote in the Senate on a House-approved resolution to rescind Trump’s veto of the $741 billion military spending bill.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell McConnell, said in a floor speech that he’s teeing up a Wednesday vote in the Senate on a House-approved resolution to rescind Trump’s veto of the $741 billion military spending bill.Most Read Two-thirds of the Senate need to support the override resolution to squash Trump’s veto.

“I would urge my colleagues to support this legislation one more time when we vote tomorrow,” McConnell said of the so-called National Defense Authorization Act, which includes 3% pay raises for members of the armed forces and billions of dollars for military construction projects and other Pentagon activities.In his floor remarks, McConnell said there are always provisions requested by both parties that do not make it into the NDAA.

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