Tying a President’s hand militarily just doesn’t happen much….
It won’t happen this time either….
While House Speaker Pelosi will get a House approval on this?
It won’t make it thru the Senate….
But Pelosi does get to put off the impeachment trial some more….
Oh, and President Trump is wrong is NOT informing the ‘Gang of Eight’ about the taking out of the Iranian general ….(His briefing after wards drew complaints from Democrats AND Republicans alike)
This vote is designed to have him NOT do THAT again….
Lawmakers from across the House Democratic caucus left a closed-door meeting with top Trump administration officials in a secure room in the Capitol on Wednesday frustrated — if not outright angry — at what they described as a vague justification for last week’s deadly drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani shortly after he arrived in Baghdad. Iran retaliated by launching a missile attack on two bases inside Iraq that housed U.S. troops on Tuesday night, but there were no American casualties…
Democrats were able to move forward on the resolution — which ran into some initial hurdles within the caucus — after they largely agreed that White House attempt to justify the attack fell flat. Wednesday’s briefing, lawmakers said, exposed what they called a lack of strategy and even a lack of unity within the Trump administration over whether Soleimani’s killing was justified by military necessity.
“The secretary of Defense and the secretary of State are sitting right next to each other, and they both lay out the three points of their Iran policy, and they don’t even all line up,” Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) said, visibly fuming as he exited the briefing. “So this administration has no strategy to deal with Iran.”
“I didn’t hear any justification” for Soleimani’s killing Moulton added.
The reaction from lawmakers like Moulton — who served four tours in Iraq before he was elected — is a sign that the vast Democratic Caucus is unified against Trump as it pushes to limit Trump’s war powers against Iran.
And with the caucus increasingly agitated at the administration’s response, House Democrats are weighing several options to limit Trump’s military authority beyond the resolution curbing the president’s military powers.
Pelosi also confirmed Wednesday that the House “may soon consider” two bills being pushed by the CPC from Reps. Ro Khanna and Barbara Lee, both of California.
Khanna’s measure would block funding for offensive military operations against Iran without congressional approval. Lee’s resolution would repeal a 2002 war authorization passed ahead of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
“The Administration must work with the Congress to advance an immediate, effective de-escalatory strategy that prevents further violence. America and the world cannot afford war,” Pelosi said in her statement….