The United States Senate, most of which is Republican, took another step forward today to re-approve the country’s defense policy vetoed by the outgoing president, Republican Donald Trump.
With 80 votes in favor and 12 against, the Senate exceeded the number needed to initiate discussions aimed at reversing the president’s veto. Thus, regardless of Trump’s decision, the vote to be approved must be on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
The House of Representatives, the so-called ‘lower’ of the US Congress and most of whom are Democrats, voted in favor of the rejection of diplomas on Monday and now only the Senate is missing to oppose the president’s decision. The Defense Policy Diploma in the United States (USA), a document that considers an amount of $ 740 billion (about 601 billion euros), was vetoed by Trump last week.
Donald Trump vetoed the diploma because it did not enforce the restrictions he sought for social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
The outgoing head of state claims that companies working in the social media business have deliberately censored publications they have made and, therefore, were harmed during the election campaign that led to Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in presidential elections .
Twitter hid some publications made by Trump, with them warning that the allegations leveled may not be consistent with the truth. However, the social network continued to allow censored tweets to be read with the user’s consent.
Facebook did not hide the publications referring to Trump and the president’s supporters, but also gave a message with them, saying that it was possible to read that what was written may lack actual evidence.
The practice was used to combat the epidemic and the proliferation of ‘fake news’ about the US elections, the impact of which on these platforms proved the 2016 US presidential election and the last presidential election in Brazil.
Trump is also opposed to changing the name of several military bases that honor prominent figures in the Confederacy, a group that was against the abolition of slavery during the American Civil War.
This is the first time in 59 years that a president has vetoed a diploma that defines the United States’ defense policy, and if Congress decides to approve the document in any way, the demands made by Trump It will be the first time in four years, disregarding this. Republican mandate.