House Dems deliver a powerful rebuke of President Trump’s war-making powers

House Dems deliver a powerful rebuke of President Trump’s war-making powers
Barbara Lee (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Powerful? Are they joking? The resolution is non-binding.]

The House voted on Thursday to halt further U.S. military action against Iran, in a powerful rebuke of President Donald Trump’s use of force overseas without congressional approval.

The mostly party-line vote on a symbolic, non-binding resolution came days after Trump ordered the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani — a move that instantly threatened to rope the United States into a wider conflict with Iran.

Trump has since sought to cool tensions in the region after Iran’s retaliatory missile strike on U.S. bases in Iraq earlier this week yielded no casualties. But his administration’s defense of the Soleimani attack in classified briefings was ridiculed by Democrats and even some Republicans, prompting the House to act.

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The War Powers resolution, which passed by a vote of 224 to 194, limits Trump’s ability to go to war with Iran without first seeking congressional approval.

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