California Rep. and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi just embarked on another suicide mission much like her sham impeachment push.
This time Pelosi and her scurrilous crew of bottom-dwelling Democrats passed legislation that would limit President Trump’s ability to deploy troops to fight oversees if needed.
The House voted nearly along party lines to pass one measure that would prohibit military action against Iran without congressional approval. It also voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the use of Military Force for the war in Iraq, which presidents from both parties have used to justify a range of military actions.
“The Constitution gives Congress, not the president, the power to declare war. And with President Trump taking steps toward dangerous conflict with Iran – without any consultation with Congress – we need to reassert the responsibility given to us,” Eliot Engel, Democrat chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, said in support of the legislation.
The vote for the first measure was 228 to 175, as four of Trump’s fellow Republicans joined Democrats in backing the bill and three Democrats joined most Republicans in voting no.
The vote for the second was 236 to 166, with 11 Republicans voting yea and two Democrats voting nay.
The future of the legislation was, as you might expect, less than certain in the Republican-led Senate, where an effort to pass an Iran-related war powers resolution has been stalled during Trump’s impeachment trial.
Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to express opposition, “With Votes in the House tomorrow, Democrats want to make it harder for Presidents to defend America, and stand up to, as an example, Iran. Protect our GREAT COUNTRY!” he wrote.
Many members of Congress, including some Republicans, have been pushing the administration for more information about the killing this month of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad’s airport.
Trump did not inform Congress about the drone strike until after it took place and then, according to many lawmakers, mostly Democrats, his administration held back too much information about the reason for the strike and its legal justification.
Who knew that President Trump would not notify Pelosi or Schiff, given that they’re trying to impeach him, before taking out Solemaini.
We all know they would have ran to the leftist media and leaked the information in a heartbeat rather than let the American people under the leadership of President Trump have a success.
Reuters contributed information to this report.
This was originally published at The Federalist Papers and was reprinted with permission.
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