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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:30 AM

US Senate to Vote on Curbing Trump's Iran War Powers

Source: Voice of America News


By Ken Bredemeier, Katherine Gypson
Updated February 13, 2020 02:20 AM

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote Thursday on a resolution calling for President Donald Trump to “terminate the use of U.S. Armed Forces for hostilities against Iran” unless those actions are authorized by Congress.

Trump rejects the measure, arguing it would be dangerous to limit his war-making power, and ahead of the vote he urged the Republican-majority Senate to oppose it.

“It is very important for our Country’s SECURITY that the United States Senate not vote for the Iran War Powers Resolution,” Trump said on Twitter. “We are doing very well with Iran and this is not the time to show weakness.”

Trump tweeted, “Americans overwhelmingly support our attack” on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, killed in a Trump-ordered drone strike last month at the Baghdad airport.

“If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day,” he said. “Sends a very bad signal. The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican Party. Don”t let it happen!”


Read more: https://www.voanews.com/usa/us-politics/us-senate-vote-curbing-trumps-iran-war-powers

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Judi Lynn Thursday OP
patricia92243 Thursday #1
Ford_Prefect Thursday #2
cstanleytech Thursday #5
Scarsdale Thursday #3
turbinetree Thursday #4
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 04:50 AM

1. It will be interesting to see if the Senate will stand up to him

on anything.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 06:27 AM

2. Not likely after the vote on impeachment.

They are terrified of his influence over election funds and his willingness to attack anyone who opposes him.

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Response to patricia92243 (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:02 AM

5. You mean the American Nazi Party since they have the majority? Not a chance.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 07:17 AM

3. The gop are spineless jellyfish.

tRump rules. We should stop calling them "representatives". They are "toadies for tRump". Little Susie Collins is probably "concerned" right about now, unsure of how to vote. McConnell will tell her what to do, and she will do it. They are PATHETIC, and need to be replaced.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 09:40 AM

4. Oh Yippie, while he has is personnel AG injecting himself into criminal trials...............

and four prosecutors resign, and they bring this up.............................if he had been fully impeached they wouldn't have to take up this vote................but maybe he will learn his lesson..........................

November 3 2020 cannot get here fast enough..................

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 12:00 PM

6. Wake Up

It's not bloody likely that the republican fascists will do anything to oppose the big dumb oaf in the White House. We must protest everything idiot boy does. Live free or die.

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