McConnell announces support for overriding Trump’s defense bill veto as president’s grip on GOP slips

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Tuesday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of this year’s defense bill, dealing an embarrassing blow to the outgoing commander in chief that suggests his firm grip on the Republican Party is loosening. McConnell, the top Republican in Congress, said in a floor speech that he’s teeing up a Wednesday vote in the Senate on a House-approved resolution to rescind Trump’s veto of the $741 billion military spending bill. If successful, it will mark the first congressional veto override of Trump’s presidency. “I would urge my colleagues to support th…

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