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The 8 Republicans who voted to curb Trump's Iran war powers
The Hill ^ | - 02/13/20 02:33 PM EST | JORDAIN CARNEY

Posted on 02/13/2020 12:13:49 PM PST by conservative98

Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)

Sen. Bill Cassidy (La.)

Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

Sen. Mike Lee (Utah)

Sen. Jerry Moran (Kan.)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)

Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.)

Sen. Todd Young (Ind.)

 

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1 posted on 02/13/2020 12:13:49 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98

No Romney?


2 posted on 02/13/2020 12:14:46 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with islamic terrorists - they want to die for allah and we want to kill them.)
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To: conservative98

Where’s Mitt? I though for sure he would be on that list.


3 posted on 02/13/2020 12:15:26 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Kill a Commie for your Mommy.)
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To: conservative98

I wouldn’t vote for it, because any time you pre-emptively limit the president’s powers, you embolden the enemy, which is dangerous, but I agree with the idea of not going into a ground war with anyone in the middle east unless it’s an absolute last-resort necessity.


4 posted on 02/13/2020 12:15:33 PM PST by z3n
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To: conservative98

An absence of fidelity.

That said, Trump will just veto this legislation and it would take 2/3 of both houses of congress to override.


5 posted on 02/13/2020 12:16:01 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Romney: War Powers Resolution Sends Wrong Message to Iran
6 posted on 02/13/2020 12:16:59 PM PST by conservative98
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To: conservative98; yldstrk

Jerry Moran you NEVER hear his name unless he involved with stupid crap like this.

Truly Worthless.


7 posted on 02/13/2020 12:18:02 PM PST by KC_Lion
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To: conservative98

Why vote on this, we are NOT going to war with Iran..so this is what the Senate wastes their time with, voting on something that hasn’t even happened and wont happen


8 posted on 02/13/2020 12:18:24 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: conservative98
I'd say that it's unconstitutional. Declaring was is NOT the same thing as making war.

IIRC, Nam was not declared. Korea was not declared

9 posted on 02/13/2020 12:18:53 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: conservative98

Nice try Mitt. It won’t help you now....


10 posted on 02/13/2020 12:19:11 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: conservative98

Who cares? So they slapped Trump on the wrist. The War Powers resolution isn’t going anywhere.


11 posted on 02/13/2020 12:19:35 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: conservative98

A resolution is not legislation; doesn’t mean a thing to curb the power of the president.


12 posted on 02/13/2020 12:19:42 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: conservative98

And it will be vetoed just like it was last year. Useless grandstanding by the Swamp whores


13 posted on 02/13/2020 12:20:01 PM PST by MNJohnnie (They would have abandon leftism to achieve sanity. Freeper Olog-hai)
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To: conservative98

Great, now I have to actually agree with Romney? Darn...


14 posted on 02/13/2020 12:20:19 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Kill a Commie for your Mommy.)
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To: Mariner
It was a meaningless resolution not legislation.
15 posted on 02/13/2020 12:20:35 PM PST by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again.)
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To: conservative98

It wasn’t these 9 Republicans who “curbed Trump’s war powers.”

It was the Founding Fathers. The Constitution gives the power to launch war with Congress, not the President. I like Trump, but he has to abide by the Constitution.

The Founders didn’t like the way European kings could - on their own - commit their nations to war. The Founders set up a Republic, where the legislative body was given that awesome responsibility.


16 posted on 02/13/2020 12:20:35 PM PST by rintintin
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To: Sacajaweau

Ww2 was the last “declared “ war we were in.


17 posted on 02/13/2020 12:21:11 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If you want a definition of "bullying" just watch the Democrats in the Senate)
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To: conservative98

Soleimani fan club.


18 posted on 02/13/2020 12:22:07 PM PST by P-Marlowe (Freep mail me if you want to be on my Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Ping List)
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To: Kickass Conservative

“Great, now I have to actually agree with Romney?”

Romney follows a neocon foreign policy, very aggressive interventionist. His advisors when he ran for president included Bolton and Max Boot. They seemed to want a war with Iran, which is one of the reasons I didn’t vote for him and was happy that he lost. The Iraq was disastrous enough, we didn’t need another.


19 posted on 02/13/2020 12:22:26 PM PST by rintintin
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Why vote on this, we are NOT going to war with Iran..

to make America look weak and to attempt to weaken President Trump.

It's about perception.

20 posted on 02/13/2020 12:22:55 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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