Sen. Cassidy issues statement on war powers resolution vote

Sen. Cassidy issues statement on war powers resolution vote

Sen. Cassidy issues statement on war powers resolution vote

The Senate passed its version of the Iran War Powers resolution on Thursday, a bill that Democrats hastily introduced last month after President Donald Trump's successful airstrike to eliminate Iranian terrorist General Qasem Soleimani.

The resolution passed in a 55 to 45 vote, with all 47 Democratic senators voting in favour.

During the speech in question, Trump said migrants "have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us".

This aims to rebuke the president after the USA drone killing last month of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

"Some view this as an effort to tie President Trump's hands, it's not really about President Trump", he stated. Sends a very bad signal. And the Republicans who voted for it have simply helped Democrats sharpen their message. "Don't let it happen!" he urged the GOP majority.

In a series of tweets Wednesday, the president criticized the resolution and said the motion would greatly embolden Iranian aggression in the Middle East.

"I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat's totally partisan Impeachment Hoax".

It adds that no part of the resolution "shall be construed to prevent the United States from defending itself from imminent attack". In my opinion I think I have found a witch. "This body, though, is the body that needs to decide if we go on offense and engage in military action".

Despite some Republican support in the Senate, however, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has strongly opposed the measure, which is unlikely to win enough votes for a veto-proof majority. Lee in supporting the resolution, including Sen. "If this is purely an attempt to embarrass the president, well, it's going to be a bipartisan one".

But supporters of the resolution were unable to muster a two-thirds vote that would override an expected presidential veto.

Trump's also clearly hoping to take other steps - like keeping his phone calls as private as possible and away from potential future whistleblowers - to make sure he isn't embroiled in another major scandal over his dealings with foreign leaders.

"[Vindman] did exactly what we teach them to do from cradle to grave", Kelly continued.

Lee supports Trump's foreign policy - including toward Iran - but said Congress can not escape its constitutional responsibility to act on matters of war and peace.

The White House clamped down on the distribution of those memos earlier in the Trump administration after information about the president's calls with other heads of state, including Mexico's, were leaked to the media, according to two people familiar with how the distribution became more limited.

More than 100 American service members have traumatic brain injuries from Iranian airstrikes on Al Asad Air Base in Iraq in January, the Defense Department said on February 10, a number that was more than 50 percent higher than previously disclosed. On the Bidens, the poll showed Republicans and conservatives more likely to see scandal, impropriety and conflicts of interest than Democrats or liberals, Politico reported.

Vice President Mike Pence was in SC yesterday, delivering a message to cadets at The Citadel, where the Indiana Republican delivered a "promise" to the audience: "You will have a Commander-in-Chief who will always have your back".

Susan Collins, R-Maine, have been pushing a bipartisan resolution to limit the president's war powers regarding Iran.

The House voted almost along party lines on January 9, passing a non-binding resolution similar to Kaine's legislation by a 224-194 vote.

Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., does a television interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 18, 2019.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) has opposed the resolution, arguing it "would severely limit the United States military's operational flexibility to defend itself against threats posed by Iran".

"The authority to use military force has always been the responsibility of Congress, not one individual".

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