These people in our government – man, they really love war.
Do you think it’s just on an individual level, they just think war is really fun and cool?
Or do they have some other reason for loving war so much?
And what about internet censorship?
They just really like silencing people, I guess?
The US House of Representatives has voted for the first time to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a $740 billion annual military spending bill, which he opposed for limiting his ability to bring US troops home.
After aligning with Trump to approve raising the coronavirus stimulus payments to $2,000 per American, the House also voted 322- 87 to override Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), a $740 billion military spending bill, which passed both chambers of Congress earlier this month.
Trump objected to the NDAA not addressing his concerns about Section 230 and internet platforms, trying to prevent him from withdrawing troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, and including a Democrat proposal to rename US military bases named a century ago after Civil War generals who fought for the Confederacy.
Amid media reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) planned to hold a vote only on the NDAA override and not the increased payments, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) vowed to hold up the vote and block the Senate from going into recess over the New Year holiday.
It’s a shame that Trump wasn’t fighting with this same vigor throughout his entire presidency, frankly.
But hey, who knows – maybe it never would have made any difference.
Maybe this whole thing was doomed from the start.