By the Associated Press and KFDI News:
The U.S. Senate has approved a bipartisan measure aimed at limiting President Donald Trump’s authority to launch military operations against Iran.
Eight Republicans joined Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House. Kansas senator Jerry Moran was among those voting in favor of the resolution. Moran said President Trump was justified in ordering the attack on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani in order to protect Americans from harm, but Moran said the Constitution gives Congress the power to declare war, and the prospect of military action against Iran has consequences that should be considered by the full Congress on behalf of the people it represents.
The rebuke was the Senate’s first major vote since acquitting Trump on impeachment charges last week. Trump is expected to veto the war powers resolution if it reaches his desk. He’s warned that if his “hands were tied, Iran would have a field day.“ The three senators seeking the Democratic nomination for president all returned to the Capitol from campaigning and backed the war powers resolution.