Former acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan cheered President Trump’s decision to sign the first veto of his presidency.
On Friday, during an interview on Fox News, Thomas Homan praised President Trump for sticking to what he had promised he would do.
“Well, I think one of the greatest presidents of my generation did exactly what he should’ve done, did exactly what he said he was going to do, and he did exactly what the American people expect of their president,” Homan said. “Do everything he can legally to protect this nation and protect its citizens.”
Referencing the bipartisan Senate legislation that was passed on Thursday to end the president’s national emergency declaration, former ICE director Thomas Homan stated that the president would make sure he did everything in his power to protect the southern border and those who lived there.
“I respect this man greatly because he proved again, like he’s done so many times, he proved he’s a great president. He basically says, ‘I will fight whoever I need to fight, including those within my own party, to do what’s right for this nation.’ That’s what a president is supposed to do, and that’s what makes this man a great president.” he stated.
The President signed the veto on Friday, saying it was his “duty” to veto the resolution.
“As president, the protection of the nation is my highest duty. Yesterday, Congress passed a dangerous resolution that if signed into law would put countless Americans in danger, very grave danger,” Trump said while in the Oval Office. “[…] Congress has the freedom to pass this resolution, and I have the duty to veto it.”
President Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence and family members of victims who were killed by illegal immigrants.
“I don’t know that I’ve ever been more proud to be standing next to your desk than I am today,” Vice President Pence said. “To be standing with these courageous Americans and with these extraordinary angel parents, we have a crisis on our southern border.”
Even though there are many in Congress who are against the president’s decision, it’s unlikely there is enough bipartisan support to strike down the veto.