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tacocat  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: OMG, it’s a national emergency!

If it was passed so Congress could end national emergencies then why can Trump veto the bill Congress is passing to end his stupid wall emergency? Honest question

cgod  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You need a super majority to overcome a presidential veto, the first denial of the emergency was passed by a simple majority.

The Republicans are looking for a way to get rid of the emergency without trying to knock it down and bloodying Trump's nose with a veto proof majority vote that they might not be able to muster. Not very many senior members are keen on this national emergency because it could greatly expand presidential power.

tacocat  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So was this set up to require a super majority? Because the impression I get is the laws were not written with anticipation of an temperamental political naif with no bargaining skills being elected

am_Unition  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The idea is that it looks bad, politically, for the president to veto something like this, but “looking bad, politically” is not very relevant in this era. A god-emporer can do no wrong

tacocat  ·  512 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Looking bad politically is a viable election strategy if it triggers the libs