Senate expected to pass Iran War Powers resolution despite Trump's opposition

On Thursday, eight Republicans bucked the president's party, which has a majority in the Senate, to vote in favour of forcing Trump to consult with Congress before conducting military operations against Iran. West Virginia's other senator, Shelley Moore Capito, voted against both articles of impeachment.

But their relationship was tested after Trump froze almost $400 million in security aid and pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate one of the Republican president's Democratic rivals, former vice president Joe Biden.

Whereas Trump is predicted to veto the laws, he warned the Senate on Wednesday to vote it down and never restrict his coverage selections.

The tally of the War Powers Resolution was 55-45.

The US Senate voted on Thursday to restrain president Donald Trump from attacking Iran, rejecting his foreign policy.

This aims to rebuke the president after the USA drone killing last month of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad.

"If my hands were tied, Iran would have a field day", he said.

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, asked in opposition to the measure Wednesday, "What message will the Senate send to American service members?"

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Senators of the Republican party, which supported the resolution, connect this norm is not with the personality of trump, but rather with the return of its war powers that Congress gave the Executive power in recent decades.

"The United States, frankly, has been involved in too many wars in the last twenty years".

In an interview just a week after he voted to find Trump guilty on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Manchin said of possibly endorsing Trump, "I don't rule anything out". The two senators said the explanation from officials, including Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, was inadequate and condescending.

The House could take up the Senate resolution later this month.

Manchin is adept at walking the tightrope required of a Democrat from one of the reddest states in the country, and frequently crosses the aisle to vote for Trump's judicial nominees - including Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

The administration said the killing, which occurred in Iraq, was covered under previous authorizations for the use of military force that Congress passed after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Representative Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat who co-sponsored the legislation, said in a House floor speech, "If our loved ones are going to be sent to fight in any protracted war, the president owes the American public a conversation".

  • Sonia Alvarado