President Donald Trump lambasted congressional Republicans after the House in a 322-87 vote override his veto of a defense policy bill.
A total of 109 Republicans pledged solidarity with Democrats on Monday to approve the override, which would be the first of Trump’s presidency.
The Senate is expected to consider the measure before the end of the week.
Trump blasted GOP lawmakers on Twitter by tweeting the following:
A “disgraceful act of cowardice and total submission by weak people to Big Tech. Negotiate a better Bill or get better leaders NOW! Senate should not approve NDAA until fixed!!!″
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wants a vote by midweek; however, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders objected to moving ahead until McConnell allows a vote on a Trump-backed plan to increase COVID-19 relief stimulus check payments to $2,000.
“Let me be clear: If Sen. McConnell doesn’t agree to an up or down vote to provide the working people of our country a $2,000 direct payment, Congress will not be going home for New Year’s Eve,” said Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats. “Let’s do our job.”
Barbara Green, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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