“At a time of numerous threats to our nation, a presidential veto of this critical legislation is unconscionable.”
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, today released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the bipartisan National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
“Today the president demonstrated he is willing to put politics ahead of the security of our nation by vetoing this bipartisan bill. This veto jeopardizes the weapons, vehicles, and aircraft our military needs to protect our country. At a time of numerous threats to our nation, a presidential veto of this critical legislation is unconscionable. Members of Congress must now work together to override this dangerous veto and give our troops the support they need.”
Sen. Thune released a video earlier today urging the president to abandon his plan to veto the NDAA.