President Biden Vows To Use His First Veto

 March 3, 2023

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer of Minnesota ripped into President Joe Biden this week over the president’s vow to veto a resolution recently passed by both the House and the Senate.

The resolution would scrap the administration’s rule, allowing investors to make environmental, social, and governance considerations in retirement plans.

"Emmer called Biden’s anticipated veto 'sickening' after the GOP-led House first passed the Congressional Review Act resolution, H.J. Res. 30, on Tuesday and the Democrat-led Senate passed it Wednesday," reported Breitbart.

"It’s sickening that Joe Biden would rather protect his woke agenda than the hard-earned savings of more than 150 million Americans," Emmer said.

"Biden would do well to remember that the American people elected a Republican House Majority to undo the damage his presidency has caused instead of doubling down on this leftist lunacy," Emmer added.

"One Democrat in the House, Rep. Jared Golden (ME), and two Democrats in the Senate, Sens. Joe Manchin (WV) and Jon Tester (MT), joined all Republicans in voting for the resolution," reports Breitbart. "Golden represents a red-leaning rural district in Maine, while Manchin and Tester face difficult reelection battles in their states next year."

The White House claimed in a statement Monday that the rule “clarifies” that investors can “consider climate change and other environmental, social, and governance factors in selecting retirement investments and exercising shareholder rights.”

The White House vowed that Biden would veto the effort to terminate the rule, which Republicans have widely condemned as a “woke” imposition on retirees.

Republican Representative Andy Barr of Kentucky, who helped lead the measure, said, "Looking forward to seeing @SenatorBraun lead this across the finish line in the Senate."

Barr also said that House Republicans "stood up for retail investors and advanced my bill to ensure employer-sponsored retirement plans are focused on maximizing financial security, not a political agenda."

"In the midst of ultimately forcing Biden to make what could be his first veto in favor of a left-wing cause that not just all Republicans but even some moderate Democrats rejected, Republicans also effectively raised pressure on Biden to put an end date on the coronavirus public emergency, as well as come to the negotiating table for talks about raising the debt ceiling," reported Breitbart.