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Fri Feb 26, 2021, 02:41 PM

Democrats renew push for war powers overhaul after Biden's Syria strike

Source: Politico

The Biden administration is taking heat from fellow Democrats as lawmakers pressure the White House to provide a legal justification for an airstrike launched Thursday against Iran-backed militia groups in Syria.

The White House is pledging to provide a classified briefing early next week and argued the airstrike was consistent with Biden's constitutional authority to defend the U.S. But the attack has given new ammunition to lawmakers who want to roll back broad presidential war powers authorized two decades ago.

Two Senate war powers critics — Democrats Tim Kaine of Virginia and Chris Murphy of Connecticut — argued Friday that lawmakers need to know why President Joe Biden ordered the attack without first consulting them.

"The American people deserve to hear the Administration’s rationale for these strikes and its legal justification for acting without coming to Congress," said Kaine, who sits on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-renew-push-for-war-powers-overhaul-after-bidens-syria-strike/ar-BB1e30sj?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Democrats renew push for war powers overhaul after Biden's Syria strike (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 26 OP
Budi Feb 26 #1
oldsoftie Feb 26 #3
Budi Feb 26 #5
Demsrule86 Feb 26 #2
Skittles Feb 27 #6
DENVERPOPS Feb 26 #4

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 03:21 PM

1. I'll wait for the actual reason for the strikes before condemning Biden

Am betting, wthout a doubt, Biden's reason was legit.




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Response to Budi (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 04:12 PM

3. I think it was punishing those who attacked our troops earlier.

I'm looking for the story i read mentioning that

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Response to oldsoftie (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 04:30 PM

5. Completely agree.

I'll trust Biden.
He's no lightweight on foreign policy

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 03:57 PM

2. And that is why Republicans win more than we do...they support their party and their leaders.

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 06:45 AM

6. that is very low bar

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Feb 26, 2021, 04:27 PM

4. I think

if these people even had a glimmer of what took place in Syria these past two years they would STFU.

My question to them would be: Do You Have Any Fucking Idea? Okay, I've got fifteen seconds, tell me all that you know.........

They are walking down the Jungle Path swatting at the mosquitoes, and are oblivious to the herd of charging elephants......

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