With less than one month remaining in Trump's time in the White House, his grip on the Republican Party is loosening.
After Congress passed a bill with $600 direct stimulus relief, Trump demanded that it be raised to $2,000. After waiting for days, he eventually signed the original bill he had criticized. When Republicans in Congress had the opportunity to vote to raise the relief to $2,000, only 44 Republicans supported it while 130 GOP members of Congress rejected Trump's position.
Seen on C-SPAN: House passes bill to increase checks to $2,000. https://t.co/9cTprJPuIp— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1609196665.0
After Republicans rejected Trump's position on stimulus relief, the House of Representatives the voted to override Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.
On the Pentagon funding vote, Trump again lost more than 100 Republicans.
Seen on C-SPAN: U.S. House overrides President Trump's veto of NDAA. House passed the 2/3 threshold needed. Senate… https://t.co/pHlqBrtYVu— CSPAN (@CSPAN)1609200333.0
HuffPost congressional correspondent Matt Fuller reported, "Trump's grip on the GOP loosens. Winter intensifies."
Looking like a big margin on the NDAA veto override. So 130 House Republicans went against Trump on $2,000 checks… https://t.co/uYutQSGACj— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller)1609197240.0