Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday that the House of Representatives will vote to overturn Trump’s veto of the U.S. military spending bill, the Defense Authorization Act, on the 28th.
Trump’s veto of the bill was “an alarming reckless act that hurts our military” and endangers American national security, she said in a statement.
According to U.S. media sources, Pelosi wrote in a statement: “It is disturbing that Trump is using the last moment of his term to create chaos, including refusing to pay the U.S. military a raise and dangerous mission pay they should have received long ago; refusing to provide paid family leave, childcare, housing and medical security to American families; Refuse to give U.S. veterans the benefits they need and deserve.”
On Wednesday local time, U.S. President Trump vetoed the $740 billion military spending bill.
In a statement, he said that the bill requires some U.S. military bases to be renamed and replace the names commemorating Confederate generals, which is disrespectful of the “history of veterans and our military”.
On this matter, Trump tweeted to refute: “Some people suggest that we should rename more than 10 legendary military bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, and Ben in Georgia.
Fort Benning, etc. These monumental and very powerful bases have become part of America’s great heritage, as well as the history of victory and freedom.
The United States of America trained and deployed our heroes in these sacred lands and won two world wars. Therefore, my government will not consider renaming these military facilities.”
In addition, there are reports that Trump continues to claim that the bill “is a gift to China and Russia without any basis.” Earlier, when Trump threatened to veto the bill on the 13th, he claimed that the “biggest winner” of the bill was China.
Reuters analysis said that Trump’s rejection of the bill increased the possibility that the U.S. government might “stop” the epidemic and would trigger new unrest and unrest.