Georgia Republicans silent on overriding Trump veto of defense bill
Category: News & PoliticsVia: krishna • one month ago • 9 comments
By: By Tia Mitchell, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
WASHINGTON — Georgia Republicans overwhelmingly voted in favor of a national defense bill that includes 3% pay raises for troops and funding for programs at military installations across Georgia.
However, the measure also contains a provision to rename bases named after Confederate leaders, including two in Georgia, and lacks language pertaining to social media companies that President Donald Trump sought.
Now, the Georgia congressional delegation’s 10 GOP members must decide whether they will vote next week to override the president’s veto and enact the National Defense Authorization Act anyway.
The decision is particularly difficult for U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who have both linked their runoff campaigns to having the president’s support.