Sen. Cassidy issues statement on war powers resolution vote

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly defends officer fired by president over Ukraine testimony

Former Trump chief of staff John Kelly defends officer fired by president over Ukraine testimony

The renewed impeachment talk comes after the Senate acquitted Trump this month on House impeachment articles accusing him of abusing power and obstructing Congress for pressuring Ukraine to announce investigations into the family of former Vice President Joe Biden, a rival in the 2020 presidential race.

Last year, Congress passed a bipartisan measure to end American military support for the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen's civil war.

'I support what the President is doing with our foreign policy, ' Lee said, adding, 'For me, this is about supporting President Trump in his foreign policy, in his effort to make sure that we don't get involved too easily, too quickly, in an unconstitutional way, in any war.

The contractor's death set off an escalating crisis in which Trump ordered a drone strike at the Baghdad airport that killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful general. Send a very bad signal. "Don't let it happen!"

"War is the most solemn responsibility we have", Kaine said of the Senate Thursday. "But I think this is a situation where the tweet was very problematic". "This body, though, is the body that needs to decide if we go on offense and engage in military action".

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, however, argued on Tuesday that passage in the House and Senate will send a warning to the White House, even if the President vetoes the measure.

"Well, then why are a good number of Republicans supporting it?" Tim Kaine of Virginia, won bipartisan support. "And one can only surmise that the president therefore has something to hide from his own staff and bureaucracy".

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Former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has leveled some of his harshest criticism yet at President Donald Trump, taking issue with his actions on Ukraine, U.S. Army Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, immigration and the press. It required only a simple majority to clear the chamber.

Vindman's lawyer issued a written statement yesterday, which read in part, "The continued public attacks by the President of the United States on an active-duty officer in the military are created to intimidate and to punish. Censure would allow this body to unite across party lines, and as an equal branch of government to formally denounce the president's actions and hold him accountable", he said at the time. "Prescription drugs and a lot of things are gonna be right on the cusp of 60 votes". House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday that he expects to bring the resolution up for a House vote.

If senators took their oaths seriously, votes to assert Congress's authority in matters of war and peace would be unanimous.

In the almost two decades since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, USA lawmakers have revisited the issue of congressional approval for conflicts with little success.

Last June, Collins, Lee, Paul and Sen.

Sixty-seven votes would be needed in the Senate to override a veto, which is considered unlikely. "It reasserts Congress' Constitutional role and recognizes that the framers did not vest in the presidency the authority to declare war unilaterally". And this isn't the first time GOP lawmakers have split from the White House to pass a war powers resolution.

The White House said the bill "should be rejected because it attempts to hinder the President's ability to protect United States diplomats, forces, allies, and partners, including Israel, from the continued threat posed by Iran and its proxies".

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