Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump’s War Powers Authority

15.02.2020 - US, United States - Democracy Now!

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Senate Passes Resolution Limiting Trump’s War Powers Authority
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The Senate voted 55 to 45 to pass a resolution limiting President Trump’s authority to attack Iran without congressional approval. The vote comes over a month after Trump ordered the targeted assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani at the Baghdad International Airport, sparking a crisis that brought Iran and the U.S. to the brink of outright war. This is Illinois Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth speaking Thursday.

Sen. Tammy Duckworth: “It’s been five weeks since President Trump stomped on the Constitution, circumvented Congress and launched a strike that killed General Soleimani. Now, while I am glad the man is dead, I am glad he has gone to meet his maker, I will tell you that that decision put everyday Americans at greater risk, because he did not have a good plan for how to react to the aftermath of the war.”

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