Posted originally on The Conservative Tree House on January 1, 2021 by Sundance
President Trump vetoed [H.R. 6395 (116)] the National Defense and Authorization Act spending bill last month, because the bill did not include a demand to repeal legal protections for social media companies known as Section 230. Additionally President Trump opposed forcing military bases to be renamed; and more importantly Trump objected to congressional limits on the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan & Europe.
Congress used the NDAA to demand U.S. troops remain present around the world to expand our military influence. Various foreign governments pay congressional representatives -via the leadership PAC and monetary laundry service- to retain the blood of U.S. service-members on their soil.
DC politicians accept foreign money and trade in the currency of dead U.S. military members to enlarge their own stock portfolios. President Trump was viewed as against the interests of the Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees for his ongoing attempts to stop this payment scheme.
Today the senate voted 81-13 to override President Trump’s veto of the bill. Thirteen democrat and republican senators voted to support the veto, however, some of the GOP were hiding their alignment behind an opportunity to give the illusion of MAGA support.
The republicans supporting the veto were: Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), and John Kennedy (R-La.). The democrats supporting the veto included: Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
(Via Politico) […] “For 60 years in a row, the NDAA has provided necessary support for our troops and national security,” Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), said in a statement after the vote. “Today’s vote sent a clear message that Congress will not allow President Trump to stand in the way of that support, and I’m relieved the critical bipartisan priorities we fought for will become law.”
[…] “A lot of people contend, as I do, that every year the NDAA’s the most significant vote that we have,” Senate Armed Services Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said on the floor ahead of the vote. “This year especially so in light of all of the disruptions and problems that we’ve had.”
“This legislation is essential to the national security of the United States and to the welfare of the troops and families who defense us every day,” added Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the top Armed Services Democrat. (read more)