Democrats continue to look for ways to restrict President Donald Trump’s role as commander-in-chief after he approved a decisive airstrike over a week ago that killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani.
Soleimani played a critical role in killing thousands of American soldiers and innocent civilians over the years.
Soon after the airstrike, Democrats and their allies in the media immediately sided with Iran and claimed the president didn’t have the legal authority to “approve” the airstrike.
On Thursday, the Democratic-controlled House approved a resolution — mostly along party lines — that placed restrictions on the president’s ability to take military action against Iran without congressional approval.
The measure, which relies on the original War Powers Resolution of 1973, passed by a vote of 224 to 194.
After passing the War Powers Resolution this past week, House Democrats are considering two more pieces of legislation that would restrict the president’s ability to carry out further action in the Middle East.
Now, House Democrats want to repeal the 2002 congressional authorization for the use of the military in Iraq.
This authorization played a key role in the killing of Soleimani as it was cited as a basis for the drone strike.
House Democrats hope that repealing it will prevent similar actions in the future.
The other measure that House Democrats would like to pass would stop funds being used for military operations in Iran without the consent of Congress.
Pelosi and other congressional Democrats were furious that Trump did not tell them about his administration’s plan to take Soleimani out.
So House Democrats want to pass legislation to make sure that this doesn’t happen again.
House Democrats, joined by three Republicans, passed the War Powers Resolution last week, seeking to limit the president’s ability to carry out military operations against Iran.
The resolution “requires the president to consult with Congress ‘in every possible instance’ before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities.”
However, some argue the measure could pass in the GOP-controlled Senate given several Republicans support limiting America taking military action in foreign countries.
Republicans control a 53-47 majority in the Senate, so it would only take a few Republicans voting in favor of the Democrats’ bill to approve them. This assumes all 47 Democrats vote in favor of them.
Then, the measures will end up on Trump’s desk. He would then be expected to use the powers granted to him by the Constitution to veto them.
Beyond that, this is the latest pathetic example of how far Democrats will go to obstruct the president.
The Democrats’ latest stunt comes one week after Trump approved drone strikes killed Soleimani and Popular Mobilization Forces leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis outside Baghdad International Airport.
While Democrats and liberals are rushing to defend the Iranian scum — top military officials say Soleimani was planning “imminent attacks” on Americans that would have most likely killed hundreds.
The attacks would have been conducted on American facilities and workers in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon along with other countries in the region.
And on the same day drone strikes ordered by Trump killed two top Iranian military figures, what former President Barack Obama was spotted doing speaks volumes.