Donald Trump issues first veto to protect border wall funding

Washington. Trump issued the first veto overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding. (AP

Mr. Trump wasted no time countering, tweeting soon after, "VETO!".

As president, Trump has the constitutional authority under Article I, Section 7 to reject a proposal from Congress.

The Republican senators who rebuked Trump were unwavering in their justification, saying Thursday they viewed the unilateral move as unconstitutional and creating a risky precedent for future presidents.

A dozen defecting Republicans joined Senate Democrats in approving the joint resolution on Thursday, which capped a week of confrontation with the White House as both parties in Congress strained to exert their power in new ways.

"I didn't need the vote because we all knew it would be a veto and they're not going to be able to override".

Republicans who voted against the resolution want money to be there to secure the border, but wanted that to happen through the appropriations process, not through an executive order, said Barrasso, adding that he would have also preferred to do it that way.

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The emergency declaration is being challenged in court as an unconstitutional usurpation of Congress' power of the purse. In a statement, Republican senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said: "Never before has a president asked for funding, Congress has not provided it, and the president then has used the National Emergencies Act of 1976 to spend the money anyway". Mitt Romney, R-Utah, told reporters. "Think of that", he said. Ahead of the voting, Trump framed the issue as with-him-or-against-him on border security, a powerful argument with many.

Trump's national emergency declaration almost a month ago is paired with a number of executive actions created to make approximately $8 billion of funding available to begin construction on a wall along the southern border.

Speaking in the Oval Office, Trump painted his usual portrait of a lawless and violent border. He initially insisted that Mexico would pay for the wall but it has declined to do so.

Lee, meanwhile, had introduced a bill that would end future emergency declarations after 30 days, in an effort to allow Republicans to vote against the resolution.

The veto would be the first of Trump's presidency.

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