Senate fails to override Trump veto on resolution to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE

Senate fails to override Trump veto on resolution to stop arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE
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[Ed. – If you haven’t been following the bouncing ball, that means the sales will go through.]

The Senate on Monday failed to override President Trump’s vetoes of resolutions blocking his arms deal with Saudi Arabia, marking the latest setback for critics of Riyadh.

Senators voted 45-40, 45-39 and 46-41 on the override attempts, falling well short of the two-thirds majority needed to nix Trump’s veto.

GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kansas), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) and Todd Young (Ind.) voted with Democrats to override each of the three vetoes. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who missed the first two votes, joined them to support overriding the third.

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