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Response to murielm99 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:51 PM

22. Don't feel badly, I don't think many people understand it.

"The resolution is “privileged,” meaning Republicans opposed to the measure cannot block it from coming to a vote once it is “ripe.” It also means that supporters must secure only a simple majority of the Senate, 51 votes, for it to pass."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/senate-resolution-to-limit-trumps-military-authority-on-iran-has-enough-gop-votes-to-pass-key-democrats-say/2020/01/14/33684f50-3706-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html

Now if someone would just explain what privileged and ripe means in this context, I might understand it too.

Seriously, I've been doing some research today and can't find anything that spells out clearly what exactly this means. In the end though, I'm wondering if any of this would actually have teeth. It's not like laws mean anything to Trump anyway. All of it seems rather academic and ceremonial to me under the circumstances.



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