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BREAKING: Senate approves bipartisan measure limiting President Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.

 
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The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House.

The rebuke was the Senate’s first major vote since acquitting Trump on impeachment charges last week. Trump is expected to veto the war powers resolution if it reaches his desk, warning that if his “hands were tied, Iran would have a field day.’”

The measure, authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., says Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran. Kaine and other supporters said the resolution, which passed 55-45, was not about Trump or even the presidency, but instead was an important reassertion of congressional power to declare war.

While Trump and other presidents “must always have the ability to defend the United States from imminent attack, the executive power to initiate war stops there,″ Kaine said. “An offensive war requires a congressional debate and vote.″

The Senate vote continues a pattern in which Republican senators have shown a willingness to challenge Trump on foreign policy, a sharp departure from their strong support during impeachment and on domestic matters. Congress moved to impose restrictions on U.S. involvement with the Saudi-led war in Yemen last year after U.S.-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a gruesome murder at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Turkey.

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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78465940


Only time a POTUS should be able to act unilaterally is if the homeland is under attack or if American troops or citizens abroad are in imminent danger and there is no time to wait for Congress. The rest of this world policing shit has to end.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 78431414


We can bring them all home, right? That will make it easy for the enemy to build armies around the world and plot against us.

We will then be defending ourselves against the enemy on our own soil. And by then the Dems will have made us defenseless or only left us with two bullets.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1863700


yeah on our own soil after they cross 5000 miles of ocean on each side or go over the north pole!!!!

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02/14/2020 04:19 AM
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Re: BREAKING: Senate approves bipartisan measure limiting President Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
"They can't do this to the president"

Why don't Americans know their own history?

In 1970s, your Congress stopped Nixon from waging any further war in Vietnam. They took away his funds and that was it.

So, they can do it.
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Re: BREAKING: Senate approves bipartisan measure limiting President Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
So when Iran starts launching nuclear ICBM's at the US and the the US has only minutes to react Trumps hands are now tied to fight back.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 73915903


No, they wood need a super majority for it to have any teeth. As it stands now President Trump only needs tell them NO and then veto it.
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Re: BREAKING: Senate approves bipartisan measure limiting President Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
Because he attacked Iran. HHHuuuurrrrr deeeee ddduuurrrrrr

This should apply to ALL military action for EVERY US President, which it does.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72487361


Really? When was the last time it was invoked? Obama? Nope...Bush jr? Nope...Bush Sr? Nope...

More Congressional TDS. They should have done their jobs and invoked it with the three I just mentioned, but they never did.
 Quoting: Little Red Hen


That is what I remembered also.

It sure does seem to me that we are being shown just how irrelevant Congress is. They all act as if they are doing something when in fact they have done nothing for the American people for many, many years except lie, deceive and cover up shit such as 911.
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Re: BREAKING: Senate approves bipartisan measure limiting President Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
He becomes the first President in history to lose the right to declare War on a Nation (Specific Iran)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 5650064


no president has ever been able to declare a war. that is congress' job.

these military strikes without congressional approval have just become the norm in the last couple decades, and should be reigned in, but the democrats aren't doing this for the right reason.

they are just doing this to spite trump. had it been obama or hillary they would be cheering it on and encouraging more strikes.
 Quoting: 1-2-Follow


Good post. I have more to say, but it’s just vitriol and I’m trying to be a better person.
I’ll fix your ugly face.
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Re: BREAKING: Senate approves bipartisan measure limiting President Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
Now they just need to shitcan the Patriot Act and get rid of their power to declare war on U.S. Citizens.





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