Senate Republicans defy Trump, vote to stop him from taking further military action against Iran

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution that would block Trump from going to war with Iran without congressional approval.

Several Republicans went against the president, who had heavily opposed the resolution, and voted in favor of it.

The measure, sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, passed 55-45, marking a rare bipartisan rebuke of the president.

Eight Senate Republicans broke with President Donald Trump on Thursday – joining all the chamber's Democrats to support legislation that would restrict the president's ability to wage war with Iran.

The 55-45 vote marked a rare bipartisan effort to curb Trump's powers and underscored lawmakers' concerns that U.S. tensions with Iran could escalate into a full-fledged war.

Democrats said Congress had to act now to rein in an unpredictable president, arguing Trump brought the United States to the brink of war with Iran when he green-lighted a deadly strike targeting Tehran’s most powerful military leader, Gen. Qasem Soleimani.


  • First of all, a resolution is not a law. It merely reflects the general opinion (key word: "Opinion") of the House inasmuch as it is a general declaration, a recommendation or approval/disapproval of an act of the Government. But Trump welcomes any constitutional law that would restrict future presidents from going to war. Who want's frequent drone attacks by Obama? The world will be unsafe when the Marxists (Bernie Sanders) take over the White House. XOXOXOXOXOXO
  • First of all, Trump is president, not Obama. (For more than three years now, actually.)

    Second, if Trump "..welcomes any constitutional law that would restrict future presidents from going to war," why doesn't he suggest his proposed law to Congress?

    Where is it?

    Answer: Like all dictators, he wants to attack anyone at any time with no check or restraint on his absolute power.
  • he likes to attack and shoot his political opponents on baseball fields or attack their supporters outside their rallies. lmao. You see, dictators are usually socialists.
  • I repeat: If Trump "..welcomes any constitutional law that would restrict future presidents from going to war," why doesn't he suggest his proposed law to Congress?

    Where is it? (Did you fall asleep again zzzzzzzzzzzz ?)
  • I said he welcomes such a law, according to what the lawyer Matt Gaetz said about his conversation with Trump. Everyone knows Gaetz is a strong supporter of Trump and he signed the Iran War Powers Resolution after his conversation with Trump. Gaetz said Trump would like future presidents to stop going to war without Congress approval. Now this is hard to do, since established statutes are more powerful than a resolution.
  • If Trump really wants this law, as he claims, all he has to do is draft a bill and ask Congress to pass it.

    Gaetz and Trump are lying...surprise, surprise.
  • Why doesn't the House pass such a law, if Trump is indeed a threat?
  • The House of Representatives cannot pass a law, as you surely already know. A law requires the approval of BOTH houses of Congress and either the signature of the President or, if vetoed, the vote of 2/3 of the members of each house overriding the veto.

    However, there is such a law, the War Powers Resolution of 1973, passed by both houses, and overridden after veto by President Nixon.

    And yes Zero, resolutions can have the force of law. If passed by the method for passing for passing a law, a JOINT RESOLUTION has the same force as a law.

    Why isn’t that good enough? You have to ask the Son of Satan, Mitch McConnell.
  • edited February 14
    Mitch McConnell doesn't spew lies and hate. The Democrats do. If you want proof, just revisit your previous comments. You spew hate like a Nazi socialist. lol
  • Nazis are fascists, and you are a fool. At least the Joker was evil. You are just pathetic.
  • I spew hate like a Nazi socialist. Proof in my previous comments? Which comments? The ones that prove you a fool, or the ones that fail to educate an idiot like you? I don't hate you, Zero, I feel seriously sorry for you. I do have an extreme dislike for lying Nazi fascist assholes, however. You wouldn't be one of those, would you? Oh, you are. Well, I guess I spew hate. lol
  • edited February 16
    There goes the "Trump is a dictator " narrative being debunked by @FactsMatter himself. Lol

    And there goes @SaremChuuk narrative that Trump is a Nazi. Nazi's had ultimate power in socialists Nazi Germany. Here is Trump being restrained by the 3rd branch of the constitution seth forth by the founding father's of the greatest experiment on earth. Republic Democracy!!!!

    This proves that the constitution is well and that the state of the Union is intact. Most importantly Democracy or the US Republic Democracy is well and striving.

    It also proves another point! Trump does not want war. Congress has reasserted its constitutional job of approving war. That's what the Tea Party is all about. The Tea party is another wing of the GOP. And limiting Executive power to make war is one of the major goal of the tea party wing of the GOP.

    And its One of Trump's promise! Limit US intervention wars around the globe.
  • Try to keep up with the news, Reaper. It might make you less unbelievable. Trump is sending MORE troops, not less.

    U.S. Sending 3,000 More Troops to Middle East After Killing of Iranian General

    Trump Sends More Troops To The Middle East After U.S. Embassy Attack In Baghdad

    U.S. to send 3,000 troops to Middle East after embassy attack, Soleimani killing

  • You just debunked all the leftists narratives. Thanks fm.

    Mueller time.
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