Hey, Donald Trump’s buddies in the Saudi government believe their should be genocide in Yemen, and he thinks Congress shouldn’t intervene by taking away the funds being used to fund it, so really Dowd and the narcissistic edgelords from the nominal left who parroted her argument were right all along!
President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a bill to end U.S. military assistance in Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.
In a break with the president, Congress voted for the first time earlier this month to invoke the War Powers Resolution to try to stop U.S. involvement in a foreign conflict.
The veto — the second in Trump’s presidency — had been expected. Congress lacks the votes to override him.
“This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Trump wrote in explaining his veto.
Congress has grown uneasy with Trump’s close relationship with Saudi Arabia as he tries to further isolate Iran, a regional rival.
Many lawmakers also criticized the president for not having condemned Saudi Arabia for the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi who lived in the United States and had written critically about the kingdom.
Or maybe double-bank-shot arguments about how more right-wing candidates will produce more left-wing results are contrarian because they’re just really stupid.