Has Trump pushed Congress too far?
Bipartisan rebukes may spur first veto
WASHINGTON – Time and again – when President Trump stood by Saudi Arabia after the killing of a Virginia-based journalist, when it looked as if he might intervene in the special counsel’s Russia investigation and when he threatened to declare a national emergency to pay for his border wall – lawmakers on Capitol Hill warned him not to push them too far.
This week, in a remarkable series of bipartisan rebukes to the president, Congress pushed back.
On Wednesday, with seven Republicans breaking ranks, the Senate joined the Democrat-led House in voting to end U.S. military aid to Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen in protest over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post. On Thursday morning, the House voted unanimously on a nonbinding resolution to make public the findings of special counsel Robert S. Mueller.
And on Thursday after-
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