After Syria Strike, U.S. Senate Moves to STRIP War Powers from Biden

Co-sponsors of the bill include: Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

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NATIONNEWS DESK04 MARCH 2021

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators — led byTodd Young (R-IN) andTim Kaine (D-VA) — introduced legislation Wednesday that would strip President Joe Biden of war powers byrepealing both the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for the use of military force (AUMF) in the Middle East.

The move comes in response to Biden’s recent airstrikes in eastern Syria, which were launched without congressional approval. The decision to launch the strike followed the shelling of anIraqi military base that houses U.S. troops.The rocket attack left onecivilian contractor dead and nine others wounded. A U.S. service member was among those hurt.

“Last week’s airstrikes in Syria show that the executive branch, regardless of party, will continue to stretch its war powers,” Kaine,a member of the powerful Senate Foreign RelationsCommittee, said in a statement obtained byPolitico. “Congress has a responsibility to not only vote to authorize…

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7 thoughts on “After Syria Strike, U.S. Senate Moves to STRIP War Powers from Biden

  1. Now just hold on one minute ……….. Congress take responsibility for decisions?

    Congress (both parties) passed a HUGE budget for the Pentagon’s war machine.

    They are already responsible.

    The reason they gave up the Constitutional authority was they didn’t want the backlash from starting wars!

    Let the President do it.

    Doubt they’ll get far with this ……….. responsibility isn’t a Congressional strong suit!

    And don’t forget Buydone is a war criminal from the good ol’ days!

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  2. These Senators are attempting to give The Puppet POTUS a slap on the wrist as another phony show of doing something honest and appropriate for America! So when and if they really want to admit a total failure of Congress and do the right thing, which will be to strip Biden and Harris from their respective offices as quickly as possible and put them behind bars for treason; they have totally failed America and is Citizens! Until that time they are all culpable and guilty of extreme negligence, dereliction of duty and blatant corruption; making them all unfit for the offices they hold!

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      • I absolutely agree with that statement! Boston Tea Party all flipped their wigs figuratively and literally at the time over “no taxation without representation!” Imagine if those souls could be here now to witness the sinister amalgam of politicians, big tech gurus and a host of other sinister elitists programming society and indeed the planet now this way! I’m sure they wouldn’t have allowed things to get this far but even if it had they would be ready to do more than toss tea into the harbor!

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  3. Well, yippee, is all I have to say. I hope Tubularsock is wrong about Congress’ not wanting to take responsibility for its constitutionally mandated duty to provide checks on the executive branch. I thought it interesting that the two authorizations, in 1991 and 2002, were enacted under the two Bushes, with Bush #2’s VP Dick Cheney, a honcho of the war contractor Halliburton.

    Maybe the good ole US of A will gather enough gumption, after all, to provide some checks on its out-of-control government.

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