Trump issues first veto over border emergency declaration, defies Congress

Surrounded by law enforcement officials and families of those allegedly killed by undocumented immigrants, he rejected the resolution as "reckless."
1:51 | 03/15/19

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Transcript for Trump issues first veto over border emergency declaration, defies Congress
As we take action to restore our national sovereignty and defend this nation from criminal cartels human traffickers and drug smugglers. Crime of all kinds coming through our southern border and other places but this is the place this is the place we had the biggest problem but. I want also compliment the incredible people at Border Patrol heights and law enforcement for the job and they've apprehended so many thousands and thousands of people. That we had the proper protection we wouldn't even have to apprehend it would be coming in. As president he protection. The nation is by artist Judy. Yesterday congress passed a dangers resolution that Epstein and double would put countless Americans in danger very grave danger. The Democrat sponsored resolution would terminate vital border security operations by revoking the national emergency Asian last month. It is definitely a national emergency. Rarely have we had such a national emergency airport to defend the safety and security of all Americans I won't be signing. And issuing a formal veto. Of this reckless resolution and that's what was. And I have two in particular thing. The Republicans strong. Wonderful people the Republican senators that. We're on our side and on the side of border security. On the side of doing what they have to keep our nation's. We're very courageous yesterday I appreciate that very much. Congress. Vote to deny the crisis on the southern borders of vote. Against. Out against reality. Is a tremendous. National emergency agency shipment this crisis.

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