The Republican-led Senate is predicted to vote to override President Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The Act is the annual defense policy bill that must be passed each year. This is being seen as the last challenge from the congressional Republicans against Trump, during the very last days of his term.
The discussion was about Trump’s veto and the vote of the Senate came out to be 80 to 12. The final vote will be made on Friday or Saturday. Two-thirds of the members will need to vote to overturn the veto in order for the decision to take into effect. Although the defense bill passed in the Senate earlier this month, Trump vetoed the bill because he disagrees with a provision on the bill.
What is the problematic provision in question?
A provision to rename bases that honor Confederate officials. The other issue with the bill is that it does not include a repeal of a social media liability shield, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Some have argued, however, that the repeal does not relate to defense policies or programs and should not be factored into the consideration of this bill.
This would be the first time in Trump’s presidency where a presidential veto has been overruled or over-ridden. The House members are still in lockstep, with some still against the nomination of president-elect Joe Biden.