Grassley Predicts Senate Would Override Trump’s Veto of Defense Bill

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.

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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.

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Sherrie Mathieson
Sherrie Mathieson
1 month ago

For once I agree with this Senate. I think DJT needs to understand that true “patriots” would agree –the Confederate flag is offensive. I’s all symbolism of course–the REAL change has to come from the Black community’s willingness to help themselves and not point fingers at “symbols”.

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
1 month ago

Funny, I, and most of my friends are certainly true patriots, many are even black (before you throw the race card down), and none of them find the flag offensive. Maybe it’s because true patriots aren’t thin skinned sissies, and actually know the history. We caved to them too many times in the past few years, and now they have rewritten much of our history, and are teaching lies to the kids in school, this will be no different, it’s what Marxists, communists, and socialists do. And, that is what this is truly about, the marxist blm hate group trying to destroy more of our history. They can go blow a donkey.

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Ron Brooks

Well said Ron.

James
James
1 month ago

You are wrong Sherrie! Most Americans I know see the confederate flag as a symbol of Southern Pride and NOT racism. This is coming a TRUE PATRIOT who served in the Navy for over 20 years.

Rose Marie Waugh
1 month ago

President Trump is more PATRIOTIC than anyone in the Congress. My Marine Corp husband says, LET NAMES STAND. I don’t know why these names were assigned but, they are part of our countries history. I say let the good, bad and ugly show forth. We just keep getting better.

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

I agree with you 100%. Thank you for sharing your Marine in defense of this country.

James Nybakken
James Nybakken
1 month ago

If you don’t know why, do a little research. It’s easy – here’s one link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Bragg
Naming US military bases after treasonous Confederate generals is just wrong.

bburghs
bburghs
1 month ago
Reply to  James Nybakken

absolutely asinine.
the history each has stood for in OUR history and should never be changed to assuage some ignorant elitist tender egos.
History IS!!
And should be let stand.

James
James
1 month ago

Rose your husband is right. The names and statues remind us that we are all Americans and we have different ideas and can learn from those differences. Take those reminders away and as proven in the past you will repeat those same mistakes.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago

These names need to stand , why would a bases name be considered racist . Will your family name be next ?

WILLIAM FLYNN
1 month ago

ENOUGH with this BS of changing Base names !! This whole country has gone INSANE and it needs to STOP right now !

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  WILLIAM FLYNN

Agree 100% William.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

I will never support any cowardly Republican that caves in to the sniveling group of cheesy politicians and their whiny constituents! Those mental midgets that think erasing history will somehow change it are delusional! Resisting this lemming like leap over the cliff should be our primary focus if we are to remain any type of force for good. Resisting and punishing electorally is a promise. Furthermore, I will actively support any effort to remove these clowns from Congress (or, whatever office they hold)!

Michael Davidson
Michael Davidson
1 month ago

If they allow this it will never end they will just move on to other things next The Rupublicons. Need to start Fighting like The Demorats

F F Tramutola Jr.
F F Tramutola Jr.
1 month ago

AMERICA WILL OVERRIDE YOU. ALL RINOS CAN MEET WITH THEIR TRAITOR TERRORIST PARTNERS ON DEATH ROW. OR IN THE UPCOMING REVOLUTION. TYRANTS WILL PAY.

St.Louis Steve
St.Louis Steve
1 month ago

After eight years of obama’s Apologetic States of America, it is great to have a President who has a backbone, does what he promises, and actually loves this country AND it’s citizens. Unfortunately he is the only person in D.C. who has a backbone. Leave the base names and stop trying to change history. Trump 2020

Keith S. Clark
Keith S. Clark
1 month ago

It’s our History.
VETO, Damn Right.
Leave our Bases alone.
The next thing we will be naming bases from famous Trannies!

Robert Hagedorn
Robert Hagedorn
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith S. Clark

Fort Jenner

James
James
1 month ago
Reply to  Keith S. Clark

Not from what I have seen! Look in Seattle they have a statue of Lenin. You will see all changed to people like him.

gene smith
gene smith
1 month ago

Keith Clark….OMG your comment is so crazy and funny and still so accurate it is scary.
Uh Huh….No kidding and who among us would even be surprised.
Thanks Keith, I needed a good laugh and you provided it…So accurate and so very sad….gs

philster43
philster43
1 month ago

snow white and sow men are next on the agebea.

Jonathan C Schon
Jonathan C Schon
1 month ago

they should only agree to rename bases link to confederate officers if they strip names off of buildings, airports and anything else that has Democrats that supported segregation or were against Civil Rights Act of 1964 (like Robert ‘KKK’ Byrd and Joseph Biden)

Dennis taylor
Dennis taylor
1 month ago

I’m with Trump,no name changes or no bill.

Mannie
Mannie
1 month ago
Reply to  Dennis taylor

I would agree with the President that the name change of bases should not have been put in the Defense Bill, but this is not an issue worth falling on one’s sword for. The polls look awful for the President at this point. He cannot afford to waste political capital on minor issues. His Mt Rushmore Speech highlighted the major arguments on behalf of preserving our American Way of Life. Keep preaching this message throughout the campaign. Let us not wake up on November 4th and learn that JRB has become our 46th President. Trump-Pence 2020

James
James
1 month ago

Grassley just showed his true colors. A RINO thru and thru. Leave the base names alone it is another communist step in killing America.

Randy Lewis
Randy Lewis
1 month ago

Any republican that signs on to this bull shit is going to spend the rest of his career at McDonald’s or be trampled in the upcoming revolution if this so called defense bill passes! No more !!!!!

Vincent Scott
Vincent Scott
1 month ago

Call and write your Congressman and Senators and tell them to support President Trump and oppose renaming our military bases. This is just another chaos cration move by the BUFFSCILL Democrats and their deep state supporters.

Ellen Herrmann
Ellen Herrmann
1 month ago

Make any override vote a roll call vote, so we know who to hold responsible.

ION
ION
1 month ago

Swamp obeys well-organized terrorists in Antifa-BLM ! The USA is moving fast towards the third world, we are witnessing the collapse of another civilization !

Nolan
Nolan
1 month ago

If bases are renamed what’s next, rename the states because their name is racist to someone. There is nobody alive during the Civil War, it doesn’t matter which side the person was on to have the base named after them.

Daisy
Daisy
1 month ago

So cowardly Republicans are going to join the anti-American Democrats to override their President? Pretty despicable.

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
1 month ago

Leave our history alone! Veto any attempt to change it Mr President. Make the ignorant leftist learn our history, not obliterate it!

Ron Brooks
Ron Brooks
1 month ago

Grassley is the perfect example of the real problem in DC, he is willing to bow and give them what they want, which is another attack on the freedoms in this nation, and is why we are here in the first place. They are like a bunch of 10 year old children, give them an inch, they will take a mile. It is classic communist attack on history.

George Laman
George Laman
1 month ago

Grassly, don’t behave like Neville Chamberlain. If you know about history, that did not end very well. Rather, stand-up and make the right decision. If you catch some flack, it comes with the job. Are you going to let a small minority of our nation’s dissenters overrule and take control of our Country? I have waited the majority of my adult life for a politician that was more interested in representing our people and their needs, instead of taking care of their cronies and enriching themselves. This is not popularity contest! How about getting with the program, and support the leader of our Country and your political party. Donald Trump. President Trump is not afraid to make the tough decisions and your job is to support him, your constituents, the American people and the Constitution of the United States; not to eliminate or rewrite American history.

James Rogers
James Rogers
1 month ago

“He who cannot remember the past is doomed to repeat it” — George Santayana.

Leave the military base names as they are as well as all the statues and monuments. They document our history for posterity. They were named well in the past for persons who stood for what they believed AT THAT TIME. The Confederates BELIEVED in their cause just as did the Yankees believe in theirs. These artifacts of history have to be viewed in context of the 1870s and what was acceptable/unacceptable during that era. Trying to render judgement on the actions of Confederate officers using the understandings of 2020 is not just an “apples and oranges” comparison, it is an “apples and elephants” comparison. You have to view what was done, what was said, what was written during the antebellum period, the Civil War itself, and the postbellum period IN CONTEXT of the times – the late 1800s. Tearing down statues and renaming military bases has absolutely nothing to do with what is professed by the rioters and radicals. What is does have something to do with is taking one small step to begin to erase American history, which is a classic tactic of the Marxist ideology whose broader strategy is to completely overwhelm and take control of all non-socialist countries. This, of course. enables the communist goal of world domination. In case you did not know, Karl Marx is the author of “The Communist Manifesto” and communism is just the big brother of socialism. The actions of the radical left in ALL of their various forms and groups has nothing to do with the actual naming of military bases or statuary and everything to do with erasing/denigrating U.S. history to set the stage for transforming the U.S. into the “socialist utopia” that Karl Marx envisioned. If you have an issue with the Confederate general’s name for a U.S. military base, take a U.S. history course and concentrate on the U.S. Civil War. Get the understanding behind why the particular officer’s name was used for the base. Understand also that Marxism is the basic ideology behind socialism and communism (the collective, communes, government runs everything) and is the antithesis to the individual freedoms we enjoy to live our lives as we see fit (the U.S. Constitution with its LIMITED federal government powers and our thriving economy based on capitalism).