Congress returns to Washington Monday to face the challenge of fallout from President Trump’s military strike in Iraq that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
ed note–again, please call to mind that no such shenanigans took place during the 8 years when the little monkey George H. Bush was waging his Judaically-mandated massacre of the Iraqi people and therefore the US Congress–being owned lock, stock and barrel as it is by Judea, Inc–would NOT be passing any such measures if indeed Trump were intent upon waging war against Iran at the behest of the Jewish state.
Congressional Democrats are promising to act this week to limit President Trump’s ability to unilaterally order military action against Iran.
In a letter to House Democrats, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called last week’s drone airstrike against Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani “provocative and disproportionate,” saying the strike “endangered our servicemembers, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran.”
Pelosi said the House will vote later this week on a resolution under the War Powers Act to prevent Trump from acting against Iran after 30 days unless Congress votes to authorize further military operations.
The measure is likely to pass in the Democratic-controlled House, but a similar proposal failed in the Senate last year.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called on the Trump administration to immediately declassify the White House notification to Congress about the airstrike that killed Soleimani.
Schumer, and the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., wrote that it is “critical for the Trump administration to share additional information with the American people” about the military operation. The pair criticized Trump for classifying the entire notification saying “there was no legitimate justification for such extensive classification.”
“They know that Congress will be briefed. It could start as recently as this week. But that’s up to the Pentagon,” said Conway.
The actions come as lawmakers return to the Capitol from their mid-winter break. President Trump returned to Washington Sunday night after spending the holidays at his home in Florida.