U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution to try to shackle President Trump on Iran. The attempt will sound good to the left but it is doomed in the Senate. Marco Rubio blasted her:
“Unbelievable. Democrats planning to try & limit Trump’s ability to defend our troops in #Iraq, #Syria & Middle East.
Because Trump isn’t planning an invasion of #Iran. The only military action he is contemplating is defensive, In response to an attack.”
From Fox News:
“This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, referring to a similar Senate resolution to be introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va.
“It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.”
The first War Powers Resolution was passed in 1973 in an effort to prevent presidents from using the military without congressional approval.
Since then, questions of presidential compliance have become common, with controversy stemming from President Bill Clinton’s actions in Kosovo and President Barack Obama’s operations in Libya.
On Saturday, the White House sent Congress formal notification of the drone strike under the War Powers Act, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The notification, required by law within 48 hours of the introduction of American forces into an armed conflict or a situation that could lead to war, had to be signed and sent to Congress.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 6, 2020