The US Senate has overridden the president’s veto on the 2021 defense spending package, voting 81-13 on Friday and thus securing the two-thirds majority that is needed to chuck out the veto.
On 23 December, President Trump vetoed the $740 billion 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, saying it failed to provide respect to US veterans and military history and contradicted his “America First” vision of national security.
The final vote marks a last hurrah moment for Zionist traitors like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans to vote against their president, and it is the first time in Trump’s four years in office that one of his vetoes has been overturned.
Trump has vetoed nine bills during his tenure, the smallest number since the 1920’s presidency of Warren G. Harding. His predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush issued twelve vetoes a piece, while Bill Clinton vetoed 37 bills.
Franklin D Roosevelt holds the record for most vetoes in US history, using his presidential authority to try and block a total of 635 bills. Only nine of these vetoes were overturned.
Trump threatened to veto the 2021 NDAA for weeks before it passed the House and Senate last month, citing objection to its provision to strip Confederate names from US military bases, and a lack of Congressional action (Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996), which protects tech companies from liability for restricting or censoring third-party content online.
Trump wanted these liability protections removed through the bill after spending years accusing US tech giants of an implicit bias against conservatives, including censorship of pro-conservative media content during the 2020 election.
The NDAA is the second recent instance of Trump standing at odds with his Republican colleagues.
In late December, the president demanded a $2,000 cheque for ordinary Americans in a combined budget/COVID-19 relief bill, slamming the “ridiculously low” $600 direct payment that the Congress had previously agreed upon.
Trump was persuaded to sign the $2.3 trillion spending bill into law on Sunday after House Democrats promised to create a standalone bill to increase stimulus to $2,000.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Politics News 2021.