GOP Fears Backlash If Trump Vetoes Defense Spending Bill Over Amendment To Change Military Base Names

The Hill reports:

Senate Republicans fear President Trump is putting them into a political no-win situation by threatening to veto a popular defense policy bill over bipartisan language to rename military bases named after Confederate generals.

GOP lawmakers are trying to wave the president off his veto threat and may end up delaying the bill to avoid a political disaster before Election Day.

“I would hope the president really wouldn’t veto the bill over this issue,” Sen. Mitch McConnell told Fox News. “We are now in an era of live grenades lying around. Nobody wants to jump on them,” said Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.).