McConnell urges Senate to reject bill restricting Trump’s war powers in Iran

Article Link: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/11/mcconnell-urges-senate-reject-bill-restricting-tru/

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday vowed to vote against a war powers resolution that would restrict President Trump’s military authority in Iran. The Senate this week is expected to vote on the resolution, introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine, Virginia Democrat, that would require the U.S. to end any military hostilities in Iran within 30 days, and mandate congressional approval to carry out further action. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Kentucky Republican called the measure “blunt and clumsy,” and claimed that if passed, the resolution “would tie our own hands.”