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    whatever it take for them to squash, stall, or generally upend this presidency.... We gotta get em outta there folks............


    The Senate voted 51-45 on Wednesday to pass a War Powers resolution aimed at curtailing President Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran, with eight Republicans voting with the Democrat-led measure in a bipartisan —but likely symbolic — check against the White House.
    Senators Mike Lee (R., Utah), Rand Paul (R., Ky.), Susan Collins (R., Maine), Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), Bill Cassidy (R., La.), Jerry Moran (R., Kan.), Lisa Murkowski (R., Alaksa), and Todd Young (R., Ind.) all joined the resolution proposed by Senator Tim Kaine (D., Va.) after Trump unilaterally issued the order to kill Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a January airstrike.
    “We should not be at war with Iran unless Congress votes to authorize such a war,” Kaine told CNN ahead of the vote. “While the President does and must always have the ability to defend the United States from imminent attack, the executive power to initiate war stops there. An offensive war requires a congressional debate and vote. This should not be a controversial proposition.”
    Following a classified briefing in January in which officials attempted to explain the intel behind the decision, Lee and Paul [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] for an “absurd” justification, and signaled the lack of explanation over the decision had prompted them to support Kaine’s resolution.
    A final vote is expected tomorrow, before the bill heads to the House, where it will be passed. In January, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attempted to pass her own resolution, which [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] the House, but Senate Republicans [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to go ahead with Kaine’s bill.
    Trump is almost certain to veto the resolution, and according to Wednesday’s vote, the Senate currently lacks a two-thirds majority to overrule him. Democratic Presidential candidates Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren were all absent for the vote.
    The president warned the Senate ahead of the vote that “this is not the time to show weakness” and that “the Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don’t let it happen!”
    Last month, Trump broke from a White House warning and signaled he [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] against House Republicans who voted for Pelosi’s resolution, which aimed to repeal the 2002 Authorization of Military Force that authorized the Bush administration’s war in Iraq — which the Trump administration used to justify its strike on Soleimani.
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    Nothing more than more BS. Trump did not declare war on Iran.
    More wasted time.
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    Fine, Congress should be the one to declare war.
    But everything Trump did is under his authority as CIC.
    Hell we have not declared war on anyone since 1941 for God's sake!
    This means NOTHING.

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    They never declared war on Korea or Vietnam either
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    Trump will veto this pile of BS and Congress don't have the votes to override his veto. This was a futile exercise in BS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieHunt View Post
    Nothing more than more BS. Trump did not declare war on Iran.
    More wasted time.
    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    Fine, Congress should be the one to declare war.
    But everything Trump did is under his authority as CIC.
    Hell we have not declared war on anyone since 1941 for God's sake!
    This means NOTHING.
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    They never declared war on Korea or Vietnam either
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    Trump will veto this pile of BS and Congress don't have the votes to override his veto. This was a futile exercise in BS.
    agreed,, as I stated in OP....whatever it takes for them to squash, stall, or generally upend this presidency.... We gotta get em outta there folks............
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    So far, I have not found anywhere that Trump said he would retaliate against anyone in the House or the Senate for voting for either resolution. Just stating that they would be bad for protecting the US. If they had ANY evidence of Trump doing that they could have impeached him on that and probably succeeded.
    Trump should agree to inform them in advance next time. And call them 5 minutes before the strike so they don't have time to snitch.
    Total BS.

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    Why is the Senate writing bills and sending them to the House? I thought it was the other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mini14 View Post
    Why is the Senate writing bills and sending them to the House? I thought it was the other way.
    It is, but they ripped up the rule book. We don need no steenkin rules.

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    No.
    They can both introduce bills. But bills concerning spending money, like the budget, are supposed to originate in the House.

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