House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a vote on a War Powers resolution to limit President Trump’s ability to strike Iran.
“Last week, the Trump Administration conducted a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials,” Pelosi said in a letter to Democratic colleagues on Sunday. “This action endangered our servicemembers, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran.”
“As Members of Congress, our first responsibility is to keep the American people safe. For this reason, we are concerned that the Administration took this action without the consultation of Congress and without respect for Congress’s war powers granted to it by the Constitution,” she wrote.
“This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,” the letter said. “ It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.”
Move comes after Trump taunts Dems:
Pelosi’s comment came after Trump urged Democrats to stay up to date on the developments in Iran by following him on Twitter.
“These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner,” Trump tweeted Sunday. “Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!”
Dems hit back:
"This Media Post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside in the Congress under the United States Constitution. And that you should read the War Powers Act. And that you’re not a dictator," countered the House Foreign Affairs Committee.