Boren Votes Against Veto Override

By James Beaty
Senior Editor

U.S. District 2 Rep. Dan Boren, D-Muskogee, joined Republicans and a handful of other Democrats in voting against an attempt to override President George W. Bush’s veto of legislation setting timetables for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq.

The House voted 222-203 to override Bush’s veto — 62 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed.

Boren had previously voted against Bush’s plan for a troop surge in Iraq — but he had also later voted against the original Democratic war funding bill which set the timetables for troop withdrawals from the war-torn nation.

Referring to his vote on Wednesday against overriding the veto, Boren said “This doesn’t mean I support what the president’s doing.

“We can’t micromanage the war from Congress,” Boren said. Read more…

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