(TargetLiberty.org) – President Trump has urged the GOP in Congress to vote against this year’s defense policy bill, which falls short on several key issues. Some Republicans are opposed to this move – but the president says if the bill is passed and ends up on his desk, he’s going to veto it.
President Trump said on Tuesday that he would veto the $740 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unless it includes the repeal of Section 230, the federal law that sheilds online platforms from lawsuits over user-generated content.#DonaldTrump #NDAA #Section230 pic.twitter.com/nBm6an338s
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On December 8, President Trump called on Republicans to oppose the National Defense Authorization Act, which is due to clear the Senate later this week. He’s calling for Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act to be terminated on national security grounds as part of the NDAA. Removing Section 230 would take away Big Tech’s legal shield when they block certain free speech communications.
Additionally, Trump wants to protect military bases and monuments from the current pressure to rename things to suit the BLM agenda. However, several Republican lawmakers say that while they support the president’s aims, blocking the NDAA isn’t the best way to achieve them.
The bill was overwhelmingly passed by the House on Tuesday in a 335-78 vote and is expected to pass in the Senate, too – but maybe not solidly enough to escape a presidential veto.
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