Nancy Pelosi announces War Powers Limit at last minute that will stop Trump's ability to strike Iran
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is not standing idly by while President Donald Trump flirts at war with Iran.
In a Sunday letter to the House, Pelosi stipulated that she will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit" President Trump's "military actions regarding Iran." Since Pelosi controls the House, this is a legitimate threat to Trump's power.
Pelosi is concerned that Trump is willing and ready to go to war with Iran no matter the consequences, and she's not okay with that.
In the letter to Democratic House members, Pelosi states, "Last week, the Trump Administration conducted a provocative and disproportionate military airstrike targeting high-level Iranian military officials. This action endangered our service members, diplomats and others by risking a serious escalation of tensions with Iran." The letter continues:
"As Members of Congress, our first responsibility is to keep the American people safe. For this reason, we are concerned that the Administration took this action without the consultation of Congress and without respect for Congress’s war powers granted to it by the Constitution.
This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran. This resolution is similar to the resolution introduced by Senator Tim Kaine in the Senate. It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.
The House Resolution will be led by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin. Congresswoman Slotkin is a former CIA and Department of Defense analyst specializing in Shia militias. She served multiple tours in the region under both Democratic and Republican Administrations.
I greatly appreciate the solemnity with which all of our Members are working to honor our responsibility to protect American lives and values."
Earlier in the day, Trump tried to notify Congress via his personal Twitter account that he was ready to go to war with Iran.
"These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!"