Senator Chuck Grassley has predicted that the Senate would likely override President Trump’s veto of the defense bill over the fight to rename American military bases.
According to The Hill:
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is warning that Congress would likely override President Trump if he vetoes a mammoth defense policy bill amid the fight over a plan to rename Army bases named after Confederate figures.
Grassley, during a call with Iowa reporters on Monday, said he hoped Trump wouldn’t veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which is set to pass the Senate later this month, over the base renaming.
“If it came to overriding a veto, we’d probably override the veto,” Grassley told Iowa reporters on a conference call this week.
Trump has issued eight vetoes since taking over the White House in 2017. Neither the House nor Senate have been able to successfully override one.
Trump has promised to veto the bill if the renaming of bases is included in it.