(Tea Party PAC) – On Thursday, the House passed a war powers resolution seeking to limit the capacity of the President to take military action against Iran.
The resolution, which passed with a vote of 224 to 194, passed nearly entirely along party lines, with 8 Democrats voting against.
Three Republicans, Gaetz, Massie, and Rooney, voted in favor. Gaetz, notably, of Florida, is one of the president’s staunchest allies in the House.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacked the Trump administration for the elimination of top Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a drone strike last week.
The Department of Defense was clear that Soleimani had plans which posed an “imminent threat” to American lives.
True to form, the Democrats are accusing Trump of committing a war crime by doing so, and are seeking to limit his powers to continue to defend Amerian lives abroad.
“Last week, in our view, the administration conducted a provocative disproportionate airstrike against Iran which endangered Americans, and did so without consulting Congress,” the Speaker declared in her regular presser Thursday morning.
Pelosi has made clear her outrage that Trump “didn’t consult Congress” before ordering the drone strike.
Do the Democrats not get that when they criticize Trump for literally every single thing he ever does, they have very little clout when they’re criticizing him for taking out a man who has the blood of over 600 Americans and thousands of Iranians and more on his hands.
They do realize how obvious it is that they completely hate America and anyone who defends its borders and its service members abroad?
President Trump had the full authority to order the strike which eliminated this monster, and he made it perfectly clear to Pelosi that he had no need of gaining her permission before doing what was best for our brave men and women abroad.
“I don’t have to [get authorization],” Trump said Thursday. “It would all depend on the circumstance. You have to make a split-second decision sometimes. We had a shot at him, and I took it, and that shot was pinpoint accuracy.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy mocked the Democrats’ war powers resolution on Thursday.
The measure was mocked by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday and he asserted the measure would be legally nonbinding.
“This resolution has as much force of law as a New Year’s resolution,” McCarthy said.
“This is a meaningless vote that only sends the wrong message that the House Democrats would rather stand with the socialist base than stand against Iran,” McCarthy added.