The House failed Tuesday to override US President Donald Trump's veto after both chambers of Congress sought to overturn his national emergency declaration to build more border wall.

Iran Press/AmericaThe vote was 248-181, with 14 Republicans voting with Democrats to support the override. It was a steep hill to climb for opponents of Trump's national emergency as the House would have needed two-thirds of its members to back the veto override. Thirteen Republicans voted for the resolution in the first place, CNN reported.

"Today, Congressional Democrats attempted to block the President's National Emergency Declaration -- they failed," White House spokesman 'Hogan Gidley' said in a statement after the vote.

Both chambers of Congress had passed a resolution to overturn Trump's national emergency declaration to fund more border wall, which would use billions from the Treasury and Defence departments after Congress rejected giving Trump the full amount of border wall money he requested for the year.

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The decision sparked criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike, many of whom argued the national emergency action would violate the Constitution.

The House easily passed the resolution of disapproval in February.

A few weeks later, 12 Senate Republicans joined with Senate Democrats to pass it, marking a sharp rebuke from members of the President's own party on a key issue to his base.

US President Donal Trump threatened that his supporters could turn violent if the left keeps on standing up and say no to his wall and agenda.

The President vetoed the bill one day after it cleared the Senate.

"Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution and I have the duty to veto it," Trump said from the Oval Office before officially sending the measure back to Congress without his approval.

House Democrats, meanwhile, were quick to announce they would hold an override vote on March 26. "The House and Senate resoundingly rejected the President's lawless power grab, yet the President has chosen to continue to defy the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the American people," Pelosi said in a statement at the time.

But the House faced a high hurdle, needing a two-thirds majority -- rather than a simple majority -- to override the veto. The House first passed the bill 245-182.


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