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Attempt to override Trump veto of Iran war powers resolution defeated in Senate

Attempt to override Trump veto of Iran war powers resolution defeated in Senate

The US Senate failed to override President Trump’s veto of a resolution that would have reined in his ability to wage war against Iran by requiring him to obtain congressional authorization for military action. The vote was 49-44 in favor of the resolution, but that fell short of the two-thirds majority. Trump vetoed the resolution on Wednesday, calling it ’very insulting’.

Emperor Tito
Emperor Tito 6 months

Pretty sure waging war without congressional approval is already unconstitutional, but becuase democrats have been violating this part of the constitution nonstop for the past 60 years they can’t just enforce it becuase that would be precedent for them to not be able to abuse their power in the future. What an absolute joke that they would try to pass a bill like that. It really is insulting to our intelligence. You shouldn’t need a bill because it is already illegal!

TAP 6 months

How is that article "center" when it uses a pejorative in the headline.

michael 6 months

why is the president even allowed to veto a restriction of his unconstitutionally expanded powers that bush put in place during the fear mongering of 9-11?

IvoryDove 6 months

Congress doesn't need this bill to be signed in order to limit Presidential power. The constitution gives Congress the authority to declare war, not POTUS. What congress needs to do is stop letting POTUSes declare war unconstitutionally in the first place.

Steve 6 months

Only the U.S congress can declare war. Every military action the U.S. has taken since Vietnam has been classifies as as something other than war, technically. Congress probably allows the president to do this so they can claim they weren't involved. The reason the veto wasn't overturned by the senate may have been for similar reasons. I'd actually like the see the power of the president limited when it come to military action so congress can be forced to take a stand, but with the wide philosophical split in the country, it's unlikely they could reach a decision. This means the job of taking military action to defend or promote U.S. interests falls to the president. Not really the best system.

Andrew Kenney
Andrew Kenney 6 months

And people wonder why Iran launches Missiles at us and charges at are Naval ships.

Darknimbus3 6 months


ConcealCarryProtect 6 months

MAGA hatters wondering why and how to support Trump through this. Removing checks and balances on executive power is a very retarded thing to do. I dont car if you are left or right, this is a bipartisan issue.

Max Bants
Max Bants 6 months

Is NPR reporting the same story?

John W
John W 6 months

Mute since Trump is not a war monger like Obama was. The U.S. dropped an average of 72 bombs every day — the equivalent of three an hour — in 2016, according to an analysis of American strikes around the world. The report from the Council of Foreign Relations comes as Barack Obama finishes up his presidency

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