Senate fails to override Trump's veto of Iran war resolution that would have curbed his ability to launch a strike | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Senate fails to override Trump's veto of Iran war resolution that would have curbed his ability to launch a strike

The Senate on Thursday failed to override President Donald Trump's veto of an Iran war powers resolution that would have curbed his ability to launch a military strike against that country.

In a 49-to-44 vote, supporters fell short of the two-thirds supermajority needed to overturn Trump's veto, which came Wednesday evening. The resolution would have barred Trump from using military force against Iran without explicit congressional authorization.

In his veto statement, Trump called the resolution "very insulting" and leveled unexpectedly harsh criticism at Republicans who supported it. He argued that Democrats were using the issue to divide the GOP in an election year.

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