The veto by the defeated and soon to be ex-president was just another example of too much, too far, even for his supporters in the Senate and House. They delivered what is the latest in a string of overwhelming defeats of a lame-duck president.
Republicans have joined Democrats in delivering the first override of one of Trump’s vetos. It was the first and probably the last before he becomes a has-been on Jan. 20.
While the increase of direct payments to $2,000 per person could pass the House, it is certain to die in the Senate. An angry Congress, however, is also certain to override Trump’s veto on the defense policy bill, another rebuke for the lame-duck president.