Last week, the Senate voted to limit the Commander-in Chief’s ability to conduct military operations against Iran, without first seeking congressional approval from impeachment crazed disgruntled Democrats, along with disloyal Republicans.
The measure was in response to the President’s decision in taking out designated terrorist Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. Military leaders described Soleimani as being responsible for the killing and maiming of hundreds of American GIs and countless civilians.
The President’s bold decision to take out Soleimani, no doubt posed some risk, however, that’s a decision that only one man has the legal authority under the Constitution to make, not a bunch of partisan bickering politicians looking to score points.
Under the “War Powers Resolution of 1973,” the president is required to notify Congress within 48 hours of committing armed forces to military action, the President did exactly that within hours of killing Soleimani.
The Washington Post noted in there editorial that, “Trump will almost certainly veto the measure once it passes the House, and neither chamber of Congress has the votes to override that veto, lawmakers say.” That is because the 55 votes fall short of a supermajority needed to override a presidential veto.
The President also took note of the measure, tweeting out his disapproval: “We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness. If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day, sends a very bad signal.”