Senate Approves War Powers Resolution
The U.S. Senate has voted to limit President Trump’s ability to use military action against Iran.
The War Powers Resolution was approved Thursday with bi-partisan support.
It’s meant to rein in the president’s ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval.
The measure was sponsored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, from Virginia.
“We have a special obligation to make sure (pounds desk) that we deliberate and deliberate carefully before we send troops into harm’s way,” he said.
While the resolution had support from several Republicans, many feel it could be damaging.
“The Iranians will interpret a vote in favor of this resolution as tying the president’s hands and that would lead Iran to believe, once again, that it can get by with anything,” said Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe.
The measure now moves onto the House where it could pass by the end of the month.
But if it reaches President Trump’s desk, he’s expected to veto it.