By Kayla LaRosa  03/15/19

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For the first time, President Donald Trump used his veto power against Congress.

He did this in an effort to save his national emergency order to fund a wall along the country’s southern border.

“Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it,” he said to reporters in the Oval Office.

The President called the resolution “dangerous” and “reckless.”

The President’s veto will send the legislation back to Congress where it will likely not get enough votes to be overturned.

Attorney General William Barr has described the President’s emergency order as being “clearly authorized under the law” and “solidly grounded in law.”

 

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