McConnell will not be able to reverse the bill by submitting it or collecting a filibuster, and it is possible that enough Senate Republicans will vote with the Democrats to endorse the denial of national distress to the Office of the President may need to veto the president to continue his efforts to persuade the legislators of both parties to raise more money for his wall on the southern border.
It's been almost 140 years since a US president vetoed anything during his time at the White House. And this president, James Garfield, was assassinated before he could exercise his full office in 1881.
If he veto soon, Trump will fall somewhere to Garfield and George W. Bush, who has served for four years term without veto. But Bush made up for lost time in his second term, especially as the Democrats took control of the House and Senate in 2007.
Several Republican senators have expressed a willingness to break with Trump against the National Emergency Declaration. 1
That's enough to force his veto, but not nearly enough to overthrow it.
The vote on the National Emergency Declaration is not subject to the Filibuster rules, so a simple majority can pass the measure through the Senate. There are 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and two independents voting with Democrats. Three Republican Senators, two of whom are scheduled for re-election in 2020, said they would vote with Democrats and against Trump:
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski from Alaska
- Sen. Susan Collins of Maine
- Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina
What happens after a Trump veto?
There is a big difference between forcing a veto and overthrowing. Vetos can only be overridden in both chambers on Capitol Hill by a two-thirds majority vote. In the House, the Democrats have 235 seats, the Republicans 197 and three digits. Since the measure that lifted the national emergency won 245 votes, it meant Democrats would have to win an additional 43-45 house republicans for 288-290 and a two-thirds majority, depending on how many legislators vote. Assuming that the bill is passed with four republicans in the Senate, they would have to pick up another 16 Republican votes.
How unusual is Trump's veto-free series?
We Accept Although the Presidents are not commanded to use the veto, but some would apparently enjoy their battles against the Congress. Harry Truman, who exhibited 250 vetoes, led a successful 1948 re-election campaign against the Nothing to Do Congress. The most veto-happy president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, read a veto message to Congress.
In Trump's case, if he has to veto his national declaration of urgency, however, it underlines that he is implementing a policy that most of the country rejects.
The president with the most vetos was Democrat Roosevelt at 635, although he also served the longest in the White House (12 years). All these vetoes came, even though Roosevelt had democratic majorities throughout his time in the White House.
But that has changed in modern history. If you look at vetoes only since Richard Nixon faced a Congress chaired by the Democratic Party in 1972, most vetoes have come if at least one chamber is not in contact with the president.
Veto overrides are of course much rarer than Vetos. There were only 111 in the country's history and they have implications.