“Now, he has vetoed the principal defense bill for U.S national
security, which passed Congress with broad bipartisan support.
“What a damaging act during this time of presidential
transition. In my entire career, I have never witnessed a
president who fired so many of his own Secretaries of Defense,
Chiefs of Staff, and Secretaries of Homeland Security.
“The Trump Administration often looks more like it is aiding and
abetting our enemies than it is defending the U.S. rule of law
and national security. Its contempt for the rule of law is
almost as troubling as its chaotic internal operations.
“This President simply has no will or desire for organizational
discipline in the departments and agencies he is sworn to
operate to defend the American people. Some might even say he is
a convenient, purposeful agent of chaos.”
Dec. 28, 2020 UPDATE: This date, the House of Representatives
overroad Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.
“This overwhelming, bipartisan vote in the U.S. House to
override the President’s unwise veto of the 2021 Defense Bill
upholds the oath every federal official is sworn to uphold: to
protect and defend the American people,” said Rep. Kaptur. “I
urge the Senate to immediately follow suit.”