US House passes measures in bid to rein in Trump on Iran

US House passes measures in bid to rein in Trump on Iran

The House of Representatives has approved 2 measures seeking to limit the president’s ability to take military action without congressional approval.One of the measures would block funding for any use of military force against Iran.The other would repeal the 2002 resolution that authorized military force against Iraq and has since been invoked multiple times to launch operations in the Middle East

David
David
Mutatis
Mutatis 1 months

Gotta love how Trump droning one guy got Congress to act, while Obama droning people every other day of his presidency was apparently not enough to do the same.

just some guy
just some guy 1 months

Why? fuck Iran

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 months

House tries to send to Senate/ Sry... the Senate is busy cleaning up the House's mess. So go F yourself.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 1 months

I don't want military action in Iran, but sending a signal like this is beyond nuts! It is an attempt to tie Trump's hands behind his back. I'd say "no deployment of ground troops", but not block any action at all.

John Wilson
John Wilson 1 months

Trying to stop Trump from doing something he never intended on doing. the Democrats are the war party. they are the first to complain when Trump tries to remove troops.

Seekster
Seekster 1 months

What action against Iran? Why would they waste time voting to block funds nobody is requesting for a nonexistent war just to make Iran feel more secure?

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 1 months

I don't think we're going to war with Iran.

Scott in FLorida
Scott in FLorida 1 months

But the votes might be largely symbolic. The Republican-led Senate isn't expected to take up the measures, and the White House has signaled that President Trump would veto them.

I have no idea
I have no idea 1 months

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/obama-drone-strikes/ https://www.thebureauinvestigates.com/stories/2017-01-17/obamas-covert-drone-war-in-numbers-ten-times-more-strikes-than-bush https://archives.cjr.org/feature/covering_obamas_secret_war.php

Crimson Jester
Crimson Jester 1 months

um ok? The same war powers they have to previous administrations? But only now that Orange Man is bad do they notice they never should have let this cat out of the bag.

Jester
Jester 1 months

Obama - Kills civilians by drone strikes. “‘Meh” Trump - Kills a murderous psychopath know as Soleimani. “REEEEEEE, limit his power!”

Tin Ego
Tin Ego 1 months

Really don’t want to win the next election do they

Dave
Dave 1 months

Not entirely sure how the US government works, but the last time the House tried to block Trump, he ignored them and did what he wanted anyway.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 months

About time!

Edmond_Dantes
Edmond_Dantes 1 months

ORANGE MAN BAD REEEEEEE! BLACK MAN WHO DRONED WEDDINGS GOOD REEEEEEE!

elimination chamber
elimination chamber 1 months

I came to see all the trumpers write some stupid shit on here ... oh there's a funny one something about Obama..... see but obama didn't kill out of suspicion like Trump did making fake claims as to why we killed him....

Obvy.
Obvy. 1 months

It's called detterent

Harrison
Harrison 1 months

Article I, Section 8. Trump was wrong.

Fin
Fin 1 months

He can't do what he wants totally til mitch completes stacking the courts.... In meantime congress can hold back funding by not funding any damn thing.... The current move is I imagine a prevention in case of fire break the glass move....

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 1 months

I'm fine with that

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