Trump vetoes measure to end US role in Yemen war

By Ellen Mitchell

President Trump on Tuesday vetoed a measure calling for an end to U.S. support of the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, rebuking Congress for a second time this year.

In a statement to the Senate released by the White House, Trump called the joint resolution “unnecessary” and argued it would negatively affect U.S. foreign policy.

How we got here: The Senate voted 54-46 last month to pass a resolution requiring the president to withdraw any troops in or “affecting” Yemen within 30 days unless they are fighting al Qaeda. The House passed the measure earlier this month.

The veto is the second of Trump’s presidency and comes a month after the president issued his first veto of a measure that sought to prevent his reallocation of money to build his long proposed border wall.

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