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Senate passes measure to curb Trump war powers in a rare bipartisan vote

in the vicinityVideoSen. Tom Cotton, the disappointed by the Senate passage of the war powers resolution, sends warning to Iran

Ayatollah Khamenei should make no mistake that President Trump remains ready for the defense of the United States from terrorist plots, says Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton, the Republican member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

The Senate on Thursday, a party has adopted cross-cutting resolution to curb the President Trump the ability to wage war against Iran, in a rare, in spite of the White House and Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Eight GOP senators joined forces to pass all the Democrats in a 55-45 vote, the war powers resolution, says Trump must win approval from the Congress prior to entry into further military action against Iran.

“It is a rare day here in the Senate,” said democratic leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, fresh from the bitter partisan impeachment fight. “I wish we didn’t say, but it is. But the Senate does not want a clear shot across the bow: a bipartisan majority of senators, that the President is a war without the consent of Congress.”

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The measure goes to the house. While it is expected to pass, it is unlikely that it requires a two-thirds two-thirds majority in both the house of representatives and the Senate, the override of the expected Trump a veto.

The eight Republicans who broke with Trump were.Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Todd Young from Indiana, and Bill Cassidy from Louisiana

The measure was authored by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., who said the resolution was not Trump, or even the presidency, but an important reassertion of the Congress was to explain the power of the war.

“After years of Congress avoiding their constitutional duty to questions of war, I am grateful that a party is not confirmed by the cross-majority of the deputies, the President Kaine said to send our troops into conflict without a permit,”.

McConnell called the measure “deeply flawed” in a floor speech on Wednesday. “It is too weak and too broad,” the Kentucky Republican said.

Trump argued in two tweets Wednesday that a vote against Kaine’s proposal was important for the national security and pointed to the Jan. 3 drone strike killed Iranian top general, Qassem Soleimani.

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“We are very good with Iran and this is not the time to weaken. The Americans support solid, our attack on terrorist Soleimani,” Trump said. “If my hands were bound, Iran a field day. Sends a very bad signal. The Democrats are only doing this as an attempt to embarrass the Republican party bring. Don’t let it happen!”

Tehran responded to the US attacks on Soleimani by the rockets at two military bases in Iraq, the house American and coalition troops. The attack caused traumatic brain injuries in at least 64 U.S. troops, the Pentagon has said.

Democrats and Republicans alike, in a briefing criticized by the trump-administration shortly after the drone strike, say U.S. officials offered vague information about a possible attack planned for Iran, but no significant details.

Lee, who called him the “worst military-briefing” that he had ever said, the Congress can not.your Constitution to escape the legal responsibility to act in matters of war and peace

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“We want to make sure that any military action must be entitled, is in fact properly authorized by the Congress,” said Lee, noting he agrees with Trump’s foreign policy. “The plays show no weakness. The shows strength.”

The Associated Press and Fox News’ Chad Pergram contributed to this report.

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