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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:45 PM

UPDATE: Trump vetoes resolution to end U.S. participation in Yemen's civil war

Source: Washington Post

President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution that would have ended U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. The move, which had been expected, marks the second veto of Trump's presidency.

"This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future," Trump said in a statement.

The measure had passed the House on a 247-to-175 vote earlier this month and was approved by the Senate last month with the support of seven Republicans. This month's House vote marked the first time both chambers had acted to invoke the same war-powers resolution to end U.S. military engagement in a foreign conflict. It also represented the latest instance of Congress's challenging Trump's decisions as commander in chief.

Trump viewed the Yemen vote as a rebuke of his administration after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and urged some senators not to go along with it, according to White House and congressional aides. He has grown frustrated with Congress for some of its votes that seemed designed to admonish him, such as the decision to remove sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and the pushback against Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-vetoes-resolution-to-end-us-participation-in-yemens-civil-war/2019/04/16/0fabc312-60a1-11e9-bfad-36a7eb36cb60_story.html



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By Washington Post Staff
April 16 at 7:43 PM

It's the second veto of President Trump's administration. The resolution, which passed the House earlier this month and the Senate last month, would have ended U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.

"This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future," Trump said in a statement.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/2019/04/16/trump-vetoes-resolution-to-end-u-s-participation-in-yemens-civil-war/?utm_term.3e1e189cc58e

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Reply UPDATE: Trump vetoes resolution to end U.S. participation in Yemen's civil war (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Apr 2019 OP
SHRED Apr 2019 #1
sandensea Apr 2019 #5
Maxheader Apr 2019 #2
sinkingfeeling Apr 2019 #4
ancianita Apr 2019 #3
spike jones Apr 2019 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 #7
iluvtennis Apr 2019 #11
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #8
G_j Apr 2019 #9
watoos Apr 2019 #10
IronLionZion Apr 2019 #12
BumRushDaShow Apr 2019 #13
Maxheader Apr 2019 #14
Blue_Tires Apr 2019 #15
Bayard Apr 2019 #16

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:48 PM

1. In Dump's mind

 

Killing families in Yemen protects American citizens somehow.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:17 PM

5. But it makes his Chumpkins go:



And, besides, illicit enrichment, that's all he cares about.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:52 PM

2. A mad man has no constitutional authority....


Just the rights granted by it...So eat a big one stumpy...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:15 PM

4. And here I thought the Constitution gave only Congress the right to declare war.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:57 PM

3. Lizard's gotta keep selling those weapons to the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, and Saudis

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:27 PM

6. our tax dollars at work

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 07:36 PM

7. Trump loves his handsome Saudi prince

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:35 AM

11. And the prince's money.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 08:52 PM

8. I make $40 million, $50 million from Saudi Arabia. I like them a lot.

Trump, August 2015: I make $40 million, $50 million from Saudi Arabia. I like them a lot.


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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:06 PM

9. disgusting

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 09:30 PM

10. We will Never Forget!

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 06:30 AM

12. "endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members"

Douchebag is the one endangering their lives

Trump viewed the Yemen vote as a rebuke of his administration after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and urged some senators not to go along with it, according to White House and congressional aides.

The CIA has concluded that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the country’s de facto ruler, ordered Khashoggi’s killing. Even so, Trump has resisted holding Mohammed responsible and has continued to embrace him and other Saudi leaders.

The president has grown frustrated with Congress for some of its votes that seemed designed to admonish him, such as the decision to remove sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska — who has ties to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort — and the pushback against Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to secure funding for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Trump’s first veto, issued last month, was of a congressional resolution disapproving of his emergency declaration. The president spent more time whipping votes against that measure than against the Yemen resolution, aides said.

The decision to keep support for the war in Yemen is perplexing to some members of the administration, considering the president is usually inclined to remove U.S. troops from all conflict zones.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:04 AM

13. He will always do the opposite

of what either Obama did or Democrats want to do (even if it is something that was either started by or is currently supported by the GOP).

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:15 AM

14. It was a quick decision, a no brainer by the head terrorist...

Sympathy? Humanitarian? or

Continued kickbacks for stumpy and all its weapons mfg buddies...

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 09:03 AM

15. Greenwald and Scahill were unavailable for comment

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 10:24 AM

16. Respect My Authoritah!

"dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities"

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