Wallace Reminds Mnuchin 'Line-Item Veto' Was Ruled Unconstitutional By Supreme Court

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Published: March 25, 2018

The Treasury secretary said on Fox News Sunday with host Chris Wallace that “Congress could pass a rule” allowing Trump to veto certain portions of the next budget, following this week’s passing of the $1.3 trillion omnibus.

“I think they should give the president a line-item veto. These things should be looked at,” Mnuchin said.

Wallace pushed back, informing the secretary his suggestion would be virtually impossible. “That’s been ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, sir,” he said, adding it would require much more than just a “rule” for Trump to be able to veto certain aspects of the next bill: “That would be a constitutional amendment.”

“Well, again, Congress could pass a rule, OK, that allows them to do it,” Mnuchin said. “Chris, we don’t need to get into a debate in terms of — there’s different ways of doing this.”

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