Hair Füror has veto’ed the National Defense Authorization Act, which he threatened to do if the military bases were stripped of their Confederate names and if someone didn’t do sumpin’ to let him sue Twitter for letting people be mean to him:
Driving the news: Trump had previously pledged to veto the bill if Congress did not repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which grants liability protections for social media companies.
- Trump also opposes legislation in the bill that proposes renaming 10 military installations currently named after Confederate leaders.
What he’s saying: “The Act fails even to make any meaningful changes to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, despite bipartisan calls for repealing that provision,” Trump said in a message to the House Wednesday.
- “My Administration recognizes the importance of the Act to our national security. Unfortunately, the Act fails to include critical national security measures, includes provisions that fail to respect our veterans and our military’s history, and contradicts efforts by my Administration to put America first in our national security and foreign policy actions,” he added.
- “It is a ‘gift’ to China and Russia.”
I dunno what Chi-na and Russia have to do with Confederate bases, but whatevs.
And court eunuch Lindsey Graham pipes up because: of course!
- The defense bill also includes provisions that would increase pay for troops, strengthen anti-discrimination protections for federal employees, allocate funding for countering China and improve national cybersecurity, now a top concern after a months-long cyberattack compromised government agencies and companies.
- The bill has been passed by Congress every year since 1967.