The better path would be to simply change the law.
Sanders cannot indefinitely hold up the override vote, currently scheduled for Tuesday, but he can delay it until the new year.
The sanctions will further strain the relationship between the two NATO members weeks before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
The bill was approved by a veto-proof margin of 84-16.
Trump is threatening to veto the Defense authorization bill unless it includes reforms to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Lloyd Austin should be confirmed or rejected upon his merits and not upon his time out of uniform.
The 2021 National Defense Authorization Act was passed by an overwhelming 335-78 vote.
Because Joe Biden nominated Austin for defense secretary in his incoming administration, Congress must grant Austin a waiver.
The National Defense Authorization Act allocates $1 trillion in U.S. defense spending and has been passed every year for the past 59 years.