Pelosi: House Will Vote Thursday to Limit Trump’s Actions Against Iran

Bill would rebuke Trump for killing Iranian general

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has announced that the House will have a floor vote on Thursday on a War Powers Resolution that aims to limit President Trump’s unilateral actions against Iran and reassert Congressional authority over the matter.

The resolution would rebuke President Trump for killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani without authorization, calling it a “disproportionate” act that endangered US troops, diplomats, and others.

More importantly, the resolution notes that there has been no Congressional authorization for striking Iran, and directs the President to stop engaging in hostilities with Iran until there is specific authorization from Congress.

House Republican leaders are dismissing the resolution, saying that there is no chance of it becoming law, nor any requirement for the president to comply with it. The administration has similarly dismissed the idea, saying that having informed Congress of the attack is all they needed to do.

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Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.