The outgoing US President Donald Trump exercised his veto power today when he refused to sign a law on defense spending. The law was passed in both houses of Congress by an overwhelming majority.
Trump says he has refused to sign the law because he opposes it because it limits how many troops can be withdrawn from Europe. He is also dissatisfied with the fact that the law authorizes the removal of the names of Southern leaders from military bases.
In the morning it was reported that Trump had demanded changes to the rescue package due to the coronavirus epidemic, which MPs finally agreed on this week, without having used the veto power itself.
The parliament can ignore the no with sufficient support
An overwhelming majority of MPs in both houses of parliament had approved the defense budget. Both houses of parliament can reject the president’s veto power if two out of three members of both houses of parliament approve it. The bill will then become a law.
Trump’s party colleague, Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the House Military Committee, criticized Trump for refusing to sign the bill. Similar bills, which must be passed each year to fund US defense, have been passed every year for the past 59 years.
Democrats in both chambers say they are looking forward to being able to reject the president’s refusal, but outsiders have wondered whether Republicans will support such a proposal as much as they supported the bill itself.
Democrat Joe Biden will take office on January 20.
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