TRUMP, MCCONNELL DIVISION GROWS AS SENATE POISED TO OVERRIDE VETO

Written by on December 31, 2020

A GROWING SPLIT BETWEEN OUTGOING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND REPUBLICANS IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS WIDENED ON WEDNESDAY AS THE SENATE MOVED CLOSER TO OVERRIDING A TRUMP VETO AND REPUBLICAN LEADERS REJECTED HIS BID FOR $2,000 STIMULUS CHEQUES FOR AMERICANS.

IN A ONE-TWO PUNCH, THE SENATE VOTED OVERWHELMINGLY, 80 TO 12, TO BEGIN REVERSING PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP’S VETO OF THE US’S ANNUAL DEFENCE AUTHORISATION.

THE ACTION SET UP A FINAL VOTE TO OVERRIDE TRUMP’S VETO ON NEW YEAR’S DAY.

MEANWHILE, SENATE REPUBLICANS ALSO BROKE WITH TRUMP BY REJECTING HIS PROPOSAL TO INCREASE FORTHCOMING ECONOMIC STIMULUS CHEQUES TO ELIGIBLE US CITIZENS FROM $600 TO $2,000 A PERSON.


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