Trump Maintains US Support of Saudi-Led War in Yemen with Veto
President Donald Trump vetoed the second piece of legislation during his presidency, and in doing so, he’s maintaining U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war.
According to NBC News, Congress does not have the votes to override the veto. The bill in question, H.J.Res.37, would have channeled the War Powers Resolution to cut off all U.S. aid to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the Yemeni Civil War.
Trump declared that “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’s first veto was used in March in order to put the clamps on a bipartisan resolution that condemned his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.
In a move to placate Saudi Arabia and the military-industrial complex, Donald Trump appears to be wavering on his America First foreign policy.
Several Congressman who have been loyal to Trump’s America First message such as Chip Roy, Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, and Thomas Massie voted in favor of this resolution on February 13, 2019.
The latest presidential veto has been a troubling sign throughout the Trump administration.
First, Senate neoconservatives blocked Trump’s withdrawal plans in Syria and Afghanistan.
On top of that, national security adviser John Bolton has been caught undermining Trump’s unprecedented negotiations with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.
So far, Trump’s immigration and foreign policy moves have left a lot to be desired in America First circles.