Has Trump pushed Congress too far?

Bi­par­ti­san re­bukes may spur first veto

The Buffalo News - - FRONT PAGE - By Sh­eryl Gay Stolberg and Michael D. Shear NEW YORK TIMES

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-

Congress on Page A6

John Katali­nas, in a kilt, as­cended 470 steps in the Fight for Air Climb at Main Place Tower to pay trib­ute to his mother, who died of lung can­cer. Story on Page C1

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