House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is currently entrenched in a total major stand-off, both of which pertain to President Donald Trump and Republicans.
After successfully leading the most partisan witch hunt in modern American history and impeaching the president in the House — Pelosi is refusing to send the articles of impeachment to the GOP-controlled Senate.
And now, Pelosi is apparently retreating from holding a highly anticipated vote on a measure strongly hampering Trump’s legal authority to declare war or use military force.
The Democratic-controlled House was scheduled to vote this week on a resolution meant to place restrictions on his ability to take military action without congressional approval.
House and Senate lawmakers received closed-door briefings from Pentagon and State Department officials on Wednesday to gain more information about the administration’s justification for taking out Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Soon after the briefing with members of Congress, it appears Democrats are at least delaying a vote on the measure — for now.
House Democratic Caucus Rep. Hakeem Jeffries said the timing of a vote on the resolution “is an ongoing discussion” and it’s now unclear when the vote will be held.
Pelosi announced the planned vote in a one-page statement that said last week’s U.S. drone strike that killed Soleimani was “provocative and disproportionate,” despite Trump administration claims to the contrary.
Fox News reports:
The Democrat-authored resolution would assert congressional authority and rebuke Trump’s decision to take out Iran’s top general without their consent.
Fox News obtained the text of the resolution the House is prepping for debate on the floor. The resolution “requires the president to consult with Congress ‘in every possible instance’ before introducing the United States Armed Forces into hostilities.”
The measure also appears to handcuff Trump when it comes to future strikes. The resolution says “Congress has not authorized the president to use military force against Iran.”
The measure also “directs the president to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran or any part of its government or military” unless there is a specific blessing by Congress.
On Thursday, drone strikes killed Soleimani and Popular Mobilization Forces leader Abu Mahdi al Muhandis outside Baghdad International Airport.
While Democrats and liberals are rushing to defend the Iranian scum — top military officials say Soleimani was planning “imminent attacks” on Americans that would have most likely killed hundreds.
The attacks would have been conducted on American facilities and workers in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon along with other countries in the region.
Former President Barack Obama and his team sent Iran pallets of cash, caved on the atrocious Iran Nuclear Deal, and agreed to many of their other reckless demands for years.
But Trump has made it clear that there’s now a real “red line” in Iran, and if they do anything to harm Americans or put them in danger — action will be taken.
And on the same day drone strikes ordered by Trump killed two top Iranian military figures in Iraq, what Obama was spotted doing speaks volumes.