Attacks from the Left

House Passes What Will Likely Be Meaningless War Powers Resolution

Following an escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran, disgruntled Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have voted in favor of a War Powers Resolution meant to limit President Trump’s military action toward Iran.

As expected, the resolution passed almost entirely along party lines, but both parties had some defectors. Eight Democrats voted against the measure and three Republicans voted in favor of it. Independent Rep. Justin Amash, who left the Republican Party last year, also voted in favor of the measure.

“We deserve the respect from the administration and that Congress deserves under the Constitution,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said on the House floor. “The Constitution of the United States calls that there be cooperation when initiating hostilities.”

The resolution is “nonbinding,” which means it is pretty much a meaningless gesture — more symbolic than legal — but the Democrats say it’s a reminder that the Constitution requires Congressional approval to go to war and said conflict with Iran could have serious consequences that deserve public consideration.

Both the House and Senate are introducing their own legislation proposals to put control of military actions firmly in the hands of Congress.

The move comes in the aftermath of a Trump administration briefing on the killing of high-ranking Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

“It’s an insult to the Constitution,” Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said. “The Constitution said the power to declare war was to be given to Congress. They specifically did not give that power to the president.”

The measure also aimed to handcuff Trump when it comes to future strikes.

The resolution says that “Congress has not authorized the president to use military force against Iran.” The measure “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.

“The president has the right and duty to protect this nation and our citizens from terrorism. That’s what he continues to do, and the world is safer for it,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley responded. “This House resolution tries to undermine the ability of the U.S. Armed Forces to prevent terrorist activity by Iran and its proxies, and attempts to hinder the president’s authority to protect America and our interests in the region from the continued threats. These Congressional actions are completely misguided. In fact, this ridiculous resolution is just another political move because, under well-established Supreme Court precedent, it’s non-binding and lacks the force of law.”

Members of the Trump administration and many Republicans contend the president’s actions fall under a law signed a week after 9/11 granting presidents the authority to use force against terrorists and nations that harbor them.

“For the party that claims they care about the Constitution, Democrats might want to brush up on their facts,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. “If they did, they’d realize their actions today are shameful and are embarrassing even by the low standards they set in their impeachment inquiry.”

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28 Comments on this post.
  • Zakkova Ikanovich
    11 January 2020 at 4:16 pm
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    Trump never declared war on Iran. He just took out an Iranian general who was the top terrorist in the world and who had killed Americsn citizens. He did what was allowed of him by laws passed after 9/11. Every president has the right and legal obligation to protect American citizens and interests throughout the world. Hey, Democrats, your precious Obama did it. You dumbasses.

  • Cliff
    11 January 2020 at 4:26 pm
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    Just like the endless “investigations”,and SCAM “impeachment”, this purely “symbolic vote” was just ANOTHER waste of time,and OUR taxpayer dollars (FOR SHOW)apparently, the DEMOCOMMUNISTS (and some RINOS) would rather see the American people, and our Military, attacked by their “friends”, than give OUR PRESIDENT the RIGHT to defend us, (and our overseas stationed Military warriors) from harm.
    This SICK, TWISTED, partisanship bickering is getting OLD. American people, Remember this in November, when you step into a polling booth of WHICH “party” (and PRESIDENT) is protecting you, and which “party” doesn’t give a rat’s butt about “We the people”, and would rather protect the enemies of America by “warning them” (which in MY opinion is treason) than give OUR POTUS another WIN that will keep US and our soldiers safe.

  • wayne weaver
    11 January 2020 at 4:45 pm
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  • Evangeline
    11 January 2020 at 4:58 pm
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    Another implement to undermined our President Trump.

  • Debra Winn
    11 January 2020 at 5:20 pm
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    First things first, there was no declaration of war! Secondly, the Democrats have threatened President Trump to be handcuffed for every executive decision he makes; upon which he has done a superb job and his focus is unprecedented and his administration backs him up.

    Pelosi’s threats of imprisonments, impeachment’s, and her extremely unprecedented non-Catholic behavior should be locked up and thrown out of any civil service governmental organization, heavily fined for her negligence in her own state on the homeless in San Francisco!! She is a toxic and virile human that treats our service men and women as though they are thugs! She is disrespectful to our nation and public opinion for voting President Trump in as Chief Executive Office (CEO)-President!! They can’t redo the election of 2016 because California lied about their electoral votes because most of their votes are fake and phony votes they actually had several states doing illegal voting); so Clinton’s election overall phony illegal votes would have been a real losing election for Democrats!! Just this little fact should be SCRUBBED in Pelosi’s face as a REMINDER to shut up!!

    11 January 2020 at 5:26 pm
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    So according to Nancy it’s the fault of congress that we are still in Afghanistan.

  • Jacqueline Thurston
    11 January 2020 at 5:27 pm
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    It is obvious that the demon-crats Don’t care about the safety of our country. The only thing that they care about is trying to ruin President Trump’s credibility. Nancy Pelosi needs to be removed from Congress immediately and be prosecuted for treason!!!!! She has done nothing but try and undermine everything that our President has been trying to do for THE PEOPLE of whom she obviously cares nothing about.She has lied to us for far to long and she NEEDS TO GO!!!

  • Rev. Dr. Ronald L. Sims
    11 January 2020 at 5:28 pm
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    Congress (House of Representatives and the Senate) are employees of the Citizens of the U.S.A., and they must earn respect. Further, the vast majority of both houses of the U.S. Congress have never served in the Military nor been under any combat experiences. Keep your noses out of what the President, with advice from his advisers, knew what to do, Congress does not have that experience.

  • Lisa
    11 January 2020 at 5:30 pm
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    Read the definition of treason in the constitution you idiots . You seems to know so much. Anyone defending the enemy is an act of treason. I call to arrest all those. Nancy definitely would have called and warned him. These people of the Democratic Party deserve the political suicidal they’re doing to themselves. The squad is especially guilty. Did anyone miss when Omar actually was actually laughing when talking about the dead Americans? We need to get rid of these people who keep twisting our constitution for their own gain. I hope the senate goes after them for their crimes. The president does have the right if it’s a split second decision. Would she rather have him wait until he got to where civilians were. Americans really hate them now. Shame political gain takes presidency over the lives of America that they are sworn to protect. Make no mistake they are not protecting you by adding the work constitution to their statements. Anyone who thinks this are idiot of the ninth degree.

  • Kathy
    11 January 2020 at 5:31 pm
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    It should not be the house to have the only say so of what the president should do. Pelosi wants to be the boss and she needs to be recalled and kicked out!

  • Dave Woodward
    11 January 2020 at 5:34 pm
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    So when and if Iran attacks the USA, President Trump can honestly say to Moron Pelosi, “Not my problem idiot, you limited my powers so you deal with it”. I swear that Pelosi and the Demoncraps truly want to give this country to everyone else except Americans.

  • steve
    11 January 2020 at 5:52 pm
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    SOOO someone tell me “SOMETHING” that the DEMOCRATS have done in three years that is “MEANINGFUL”?????

  • Harietto
    11 January 2020 at 7:09 pm
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    Democrats forget its one commander in chief who makes the final decision and that’s the president. They don’t want to give President Trump credit that’s why rules have to change so he can’t take the credit alone.

  • Diane Godbout
    11 January 2020 at 7:11 pm
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    congress has done nothing but resist Trump at every turn and even “impeached” him,, and any intelligent peep knows they will NEVER give their blessing to ANYTHING he asks for, and the dems have been violiating the constitution, They cry NO one is above the law, expect Hillary and the deep state, such HYPOCRACY

  • Leon Thompson
    11 January 2020 at 7:22 pm
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    Today’s announcement that congress will try to limit our President’s power to strike evil terrorist is the worst possible thing to do to the American People. We , the American People need to stand together and Fire our Representatives and Congress and elect a group of men and women that are all Americans all the time . Our former ancestors who stood together and sacrificed their very lives to have a true independent nation of god fearing free people are crying in heaven. If “WE THE PEOPLE “ of the United States of America fail to act now, the Freedoms , Rights , and Privileges of Americans will be gone forever. To my Brothers and Sisters of America ,please register to vote and support our President, and remove the Democratic Party from office . This may be our last chance to preserve America .
    Humbly , Robert Leon Thompson Sr. Today’s announcement that congress will try to limit our President’s power to strike evil terrorist is the worst possible thing to do to the American People. We , the American People need to stand together and Fire our Representatives and Congress and elect a group of men and women that are all Americans all the time . Our former ancestors who stood together and sacrificed their very lives to have a true independent nation of god fearing free people are crying in heaven. If “WE THE PEOPLE “ of the United States of America fail to act now, the Freedoms , Rights , and Privileges of Americans will be gone forever. To my Brothers and Sisters of America ,please register to vote and support our President, and remove the Democratic Party from office . This may be our last chance to preserve America .
    Humbly , Robert Leon Thompson Sr.

  • Pv sm
    11 January 2020 at 7:43 pm
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    Congress doesn’t care about the constitution or America just Islamics

  • Charles
    11 January 2020 at 7:46 pm
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    President Trump is the commander and chief of the military. It would be wrong to limit his power.

  • Ann
    11 January 2020 at 8:53 pm
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    The only ones who are abusing the constitution are the demonrats!!! They are constantly saying they are for the constitution but constantly fo against!!! Demonrats need to be voted out completely in Nov!!!

  • Cecelia Henderson
    11 January 2020 at 9:09 pm
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    If Congress is going to be in charge of every military and nonmilitary skirmish, why do we need a Commander In Chief? Just set up a Congressional Committee to discuss, investigate and debate each one of them and let them make the decision. Of course, America would be one large crater in the ground by the time our Congress got back from one of their vacations, foreign trips or illnesses. I just think someone is trying to grab more power in day to day Presidential operations, by expanding the meaning of “War”. You know how those Democrats enjoy renaming, altering, and/or amending wording, rules, and Laws, normally done in the dead of night behind closed doors. Examples: Obamacare changes by Obama, Form changes by Democrats trying to get an invalid Whistleblower authorized, etc.

    11 January 2020 at 9:13 pm
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    Just how many worthless resolutions have Dems passed these past three years knowing they would never go anywhere. The Senates trash cans are filled with them. Every time Trump does something they pull out their pens and pass another one only for it to go straight into the trash. Anything thats good for the American people has to be dragged thru them and forced for them to do. Only after public opinion gets so bad they finally pass one. Dems have done nothing for the American people for over three years except what they had to. Time for a change in our House.

  • Chuck
    11 January 2020 at 9:35 pm
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    Nancy Is not American. She has destroyed
    America trying everything to discredit our President. She should be impeached. Trump for president again there really is no contest

  • vladimir icorikov
    12 January 2020 at 2:13 am
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    President Volodymyr Zelensky has demanded that Iran punish those responsible for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner.

    Tehran admitted Saturday that it accidentally downed the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane, killing all 176 people on board on Wednesday, shortly after launching missiles at bases hosting US forces in Iraq.

    Rouhani said Tehran “deeply regrets this disastrous mistake”.

    Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 people aboard and voiced its deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq.

    Wednesday’s crash heightened international pressure on Iran after months of friction with the United States and tit-for-tat military attacks. Tensions in the Middle East intensified last week after a U.S. drone strike killed an Iranian general in Iraq, prompting Tehran to fire at U.S. targets on Wednesday.

    Canada, which had 57 citizens on board.

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on Twitter that “human error at time of crisis caused by U.S. adventurism led to disaster,” citing an initial armed forces investigation into the crash of the Boeing 737.

    An Iranian military statement, which was the first to indicate Iran’s U-turn, said the plane had flown close to a sensitive military site belonging to the elite Revolutionary Guards.

    It said that, at the time, planes had been spotted on radar near strategic sites which led to “higher sensitivity within air defense systems”, adding that responsible parties would be referred to a judicial department in the military.

    Iran claimed a missile operator opened fire on the Boeing 737 because his communications jammed and he thought he had to take out an incoming missile.

    Hundreds of Iranian protesters demanded Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down on Saturday after Tehran admitted that its military had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board.




    If you vowed to never see a movie again because the star or the director’s political views don’t align with yours, there’s a good chance you’ll never see a movie again.

    There are probably quite a few “Star Wars” fans out there who will vote for President Trump in 2020. Most probably don’t love that Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford, is an anti-Trump political know-nothing. But those people will push through anyway because they love the saga.

    Well, if that’s the case and you are one of those people, you’re going to have to do the same thing with Rey, portrayed by Daisy Ridley. She thinks if you support Trump you are literally insane.


  • Cynthia Brown
    12 January 2020 at 2:50 am
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    Trump 2020 enough said.

  • Shelba
    12 January 2020 at 4:29 am
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    Again peloser is trying to usurp the presidents powers, she is spitting in the wind by passing a useless bill instead of tending to official business, she seems to forget just who is the real commander in chief, democRATS have lost all responsibility for getting on with helping US citizens they are all about what they can do for illegals, they were not elected to represent illegals, they were elected to represent US citizens, the democRATS have abandoned us so now it is time we abandon them, vote a straight republican ballot in November, its time we shoved these people that have forgotten that they are Americans right out of their capacity to be our so called representatives

  • Djea3
    12 January 2020 at 1:03 pm
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    There is NO right of The HOUSE to abate the rights of the Commmander-In-Chief with regard to reactions military and terrorist activity. There is no right of the HOUSE to control foreign policy and there certainly is not right of the HOUSE to attempt to make the President responsible to report top secret information to TRAITORS in the HOUSE that are already known to release top secret information to the public and to our enemies.
    The Democrats can pass what they like as a house resolution, however it holds no sway over the President’s Power to PROTECT and SECURE this Nation as that right is inalienably endowed to the President ALONE through the United States Constitution.
    IN fact, it is my opinion that any attempt to take powers endowed specifically to the President by the United States Constitution is an attempt to overthrow the country and the will of its people.
    It is possibly time that the PEOPLE begin to RISE UP against the HOUSE ITSELF.

  • Gregory James Topliff
    12 January 2020 at 1:58 pm
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    Pelosi, Schiff, Schumer and Nadler all lied about having evidence in the Mueller investigation and should be prosecuted with obstruction of justice, interfering and withholding evidence. If they just lied they violated their oaths of office and should charged by the Office of Congressional Ethics for ethics violations.

  • Nr
    13 January 2020 at 5:22 pm
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    These treasonous hypocrite libs(lying sack of Schiff) don’t know the meaning of the truth! They are at it again and just as mentally deranged as the rest of the Globalists NAZI Muslim Commie Liberal Demoncrats! Deep State, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Hollywood, Academia, Fake News, Swamp News and you know the rest!! ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  • allan enkin
    13 January 2020 at 8:35 pm
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    Have the Democrats reached a point of their hatred for Trump that they now are now defending the worlds number one terrorist state. Now how crazy is that! John Kerry, former secretary of State under Obama,recently argued” the way forward is to reestablish the nuclear agreement with Iran”, enabling it to become a nuclear power. It would appear the Democrats will not give up on their policy of “appeasement”.

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