Sen. Mike Lee: SecDef Esper should back new war powers resolution to limit Trump

Sen. Mike Lee: SecDef Esper should back new war powers resolution to limit Trump
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[Ed. – Er, no. The guy who works for Trump should join with Congress to stymie Trump, using a method of highly dubious constitutionality? Can no one keep perspective in Washington, D.C.?]

If Defense Secretary Mark Esper does not think that further military action against Iran would be covered by the 2001-2002 authorization for use of military force (AUMF), the secretary should agree to support the war powers resolution, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) told CNN’s “State of the Union with Jake T[a]pper” on Sunday.

“So, you just heard Secretary Esper say that he does not think further military action specifically against Iran would be covered by the 2001-2002 AUMF, authorization for use of military force. Do you think President Trump has the authority to conduct another strike against Iran without congressional approval?” Tapper asked.

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[I]f he agrees with that, which it sounds like he does, then he should agree to support the war powers resolution that Senator Kaine has agreed to introduce, with amendments that I have suggested …” said Lee.

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