Walden faces testy audience after voting against Trump

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden at a recent appearance in Ontario. (The Enterprise/file)

HERMISTON -- Hours after President Donald Trump signed his first veto, Rep. Greg Walden’s vote in favor of the vetoed bill was on a lot of minds in Hermiston.

During a town hall at the Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center on Friday afternoon, Walden fielded several questions about his decision to vote for a resolution blocking Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to get more funding for a border wall. Trump vetoed the resolution Friday, and Congress is not expected to be able to rally the needed two-thirds majority to overturn the veto.

Patricia Maier of Hermiston pressed Walden on why he didn’t “stand with our president” as Trump faces opposition in enacting his vision for the country.

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