McConnell sides with Schumer to block potential Trump VETO of defense bill… keeping big tech protection in place
by Allan Miller
Mitch McConnell has made a deal with Chuck Schumer to block a potential Trump veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced early Tuesday morning that the Senate will return to Washington on Dec. 29 to respond to a potential veto from President Trump of a mammoth defense bill.
McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor, said that he had struck a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for the chamber to return for a rare post-Christmas session during which he said they will “process” a veto override…if it’s passed by the House.
“My intention was and is to ensure the Senate continues fulfilling our obligation to the men and women of our armed forces. I hope the president will not veto this bill,” McConnell said.
President Trump has threatened to veto the bill because it allows Big Tech to censor conservatives.
Mitch McConnell doesn’t care. He’d rather join with Chuck Schumer and Democrats to protect Big Tech.
The New York Post reported:
Senate leadership hammered out a bipartisan deal to block President Trump from possibly vetoing the defense authorization bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced early Tuesday.
“The Democrat leader and I have agreed to unanimous request as follows: The Senate will meet for pro forma sessions only until Dec. 29 when we will return to session,” the top Republican said from the Senate floor.
In the proposed post-Christmas gathering, lawmakers will “process” a veto override, according to McConnell (R-Ky.).
“In the event that President Trump does elect to veto this bipartisan bill, it appears the House may choose to return after the holidays to set up a vote to consider the veto … In the event that the president has vetoed the bill, and the House has voted to override the veto, the Senate would have the opportunity to process a veto override at that time.”
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