Horn, Cole Vote To Override President Trump's Veto Of National Defense Authorization Act

Tuesday, December 29th 2020, 5:56 am
By: Caleb Califano

U.S. House Representatives have passed a bill overriding President Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.

The vote could reach the Senate as early as Wednesday.

Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra Horn was one of the 322 members of congress who decided to overturn the President's veto on the $741 billion bill.

"I'm voting to override this veto because it's important for our troops, it's important for our communities, it's important for our national security," said Horn. "And it is a great example of working across the aisle and getting things done for the American people."

The President has said he was unhappy that it didn't contain a clause eliminating section 230 Telecommunications Act, which he said allows social media companies to censor conservative speech.

 Alongside Horn, congressman Tom Cole also voted to override the veto. 

Meanwhile Congressman Kevin Hern voted to sustain the veto, and Congressman Markwayne Mullin, who missed his flight to attend the vote, says he would have sustained as well.

It's now up to the Senate to complete the override of the veto.

Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe, who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has said he will vote to override.