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Senate Fails to Override Trumpís Veto on Iran War Powers Bill.....
theepochtimes ^ | 5/7/2020 | JACK PHILLIPS

Posted on 05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT by caww

The Senate failed Thursday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a bill that would curb his ability to take military action against Iran.

The Senate came up short of the two-thirds majority, and it voted 49-44, with seven GOP senators joining Democrats.

Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday.

Trump on Wednesday night, in announcing the veto, said that Republicans who voted alongside Democrats were tricked by them. He also argued that the measure would hamper the executive branch’s ability to protect allies in the Middle East against the Iranian regime.

“The resolution implies that the president’s constitutional authority to use military force is limited to defense of the United States and its forces against imminent attack,” he said in a statement. “That is incorrect. We live in a hostile world of evolving threats, and the Constitution recognizes that the president must be able to anticipate our adversaries’ next moves and take swift and decisive action in response. That’s what I did!”

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1 posted on 05/07/2020 9:04:09 PM PDT by caww
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Rand is acting nutty again.

I expect the other to be acting like liberals, but I’m truly disappointed at what Lamar has become.


2 posted on 05/07/2020 9:07:32 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: caww

44 terrorist-supporting traitors in the Senate.


3 posted on 05/07/2020 9:10:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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To: ConservativeMind

Lamar Alexander? I would think he’d be preparing for retirement anyway. He will be 79 y/o this July 3rd.
Go out on the golf course and graze with the other RINOs.


4 posted on 05/07/2020 9:11:22 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: TigersEye

44 or 49?


5 posted on 05/07/2020 9:13:11 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: caww

Minutes to respond to an imminent attack, and he needs to consult Congress and the Senate? Screw that. I want our President to be able to respond quickly.

Get those traitorous senators out!


6 posted on 05/07/2020 9:15:40 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: roadcat

Round up the usual suspects.


7 posted on 05/07/2020 9:19:22 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: caww

This is why these Trump hating RINOs are just that. They cannot stand the fact that we have a President that can act on his own and does not need these traitors to get the job done. They hate him because time after time, he shows the world how useless they are....


8 posted on 05/07/2020 9:20:19 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: caww
What complete losers. Bomb 💣 the mullahs
9 posted on 05/07/2020 9:20:45 PM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv mint you get is the Trump winning express !)
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To: caww

What? No Mittens?


10 posted on 05/07/2020 9:28:12 PM PDT by Conserv
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To: ConservativeMind

It’s not nutty to stand true to your beliefs, which Rand does nearly every time. Sometimes that puts him in opposition to Trump, but unlike Romney he has long held beliefs and not just personal vindictiveness.


11 posted on 05/07/2020 9:29:47 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan)
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To: CatOwner

Oops. Read it wrong. Very discouraging.


12 posted on 05/07/2020 9:31:31 PM PDT by TigersEye (MAGA - 16 more years! - KAG)
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The resolution was put forth by none other than Hillary’s running mate Tim Kaine... known for his pandering and heavy involvement with Al Aulaqi’s old mosque :

Minnesota Born Tim Kaine Shares Similar Islamist Ties To ...

https://alphanewsmn.com/democrat-vice-president...

Before he was named Hillary Clinton’s running mate for the Democratic presidential ticket, Tim Kaine was born in St. Paul, became a governor and senator from Virginia and he also has a history of embracing Islamists. According to recent articles in Breitbart and The …
Marooned In Marin: UNBELIEVEABLE! DNC Chair Tim Kaine ...
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The 9/11 mosque Dar Al Hijrah will hold its annual fundraising dinner on Saturday at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church. Among the special guests are former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Congressman Gerry Connolly...
Clinton VP Pick Tim Kaine’s Islamist Ties - Breitbart
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2016/07/23/...

Jul 23, 2016 · Appointing a Muslim Brotherhood Front Leader Who Supports Hamas. In 2007, Kaine was the Governor of Virginia and, of all people, chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission.


13 posted on 05/08/2020 4:08:37 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: caww

Excellent.


14 posted on 05/08/2020 5:37:10 AM PDT by rrrod (6)
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To: bigbob
It’s not nutty to stand true to your beliefs, which Rand does nearly every time.

I respect Rand’s stance on things, even when they’re counter to mine, but at its face, the idea of this legislation is correct — presidents have wandered far astray of our constitution when it comes to war powers. It’s why we’re in a constant state of conflict around the world, and it costs our children’s lives for POSs who don’t give a whit about us.

But this particular effort was merely another “get Trump” move. Congress should get back to us when they’re serious about reigning this in...

15 posted on 05/08/2020 5:44:23 AM PDT by Magnatron
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‘Our children’ are safer in the US military even when it’s in Iraq or Afghanistan than they would be driving the streets in the US during the same time period.

This isn’t WW2 when FDR was throwing them human wave style by the thousands at formidably entrenched Germans and Japanese.... and it’s definitely not the US Civil War.


16 posted on 05/08/2020 5:58:27 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: caww

ALL 7 are TRAITORS to the US.


17 posted on 05/08/2020 6:35:54 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Politics is the continuation of war by other means. --Clausewitz)
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They certainly don’t think so. They’re all about preventing Trump from doing his Presidential Duties at every turn and overloading this administration with countless opposition tactics....they are operating in a position of a power struggle regardless of the issues....if they can’t have it at the top they will and do use their power to create as much chaos and trip wires wit wat powers they do have.


18 posted on 05/08/2020 6:44:03 AM PDT by caww
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SOMEBODY GET THAT SUSAN COLLINS OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!

Sorry, Bullish.


19 posted on 05/08/2020 6:48:44 AM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Seven Republicans broke with Trump: Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Todd Young of Indiana, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined Democrats in February to pass the bill, but he did not vote Thursday.
...always Rand Paul...

20 posted on 05/08/2020 8:52:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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