Senate amends a decision to prevent Trump military actions against Iran

Thursday 13th February 2020 - 20:46

Senate amends a decision to prevent Trump military actions against Iran

INA – SOURCES

The Senate is poised to formally counter President Trump’s ability to initiate further military action against Iran, as four Republicans now say they will vote with Democrats to pass a resolution invoking Congress’s war powers.

The Republicans’ decision to back the resolution, put forward by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), follows a contentious decision by the president to kill a top Iranian military commander in Baghdad earlier this month.

The administration has defended the operation as vital, even in the face of bipartisan frustration on Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers have chastised Trump and his senior advisers for taking such provocative action without consulting them first — and for refusing to say when they might seek Congress’s authorization before conducting similar strikes in the future.