House Democrats Try To Tie Trump’s Hands With Passage Of Pointless New Measure

Trump has stated repeatedly that he has absolutely no interest in starting a war with Iran.

Democrats do not care. To them, all that matters is the narrative that they want people to believe. They want people to think that Trump does want a war with Iran.

So they passed a measure to supposedly stop that fro happening. Even though it isn’t happening.

The Hill reports:

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House passes measure seeking to limit Trump on Iran

The House on Thursday approved a measure aimed at restricting President Trump’s ability to go to war with Iran, a day after a number of lawmakers expressed frustration at the briefing where the administration provided its arguments for a drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

In a largely party-line vote of 224-194, the House passed a war powers resolution that would direct the president to end military hostilities with Iran unless Congress specifically authorizes it or the United States faces an “imminent armed attack.”

The measure would not need Trump’s signature because it’s what’s known as a “concurrent resolution.” But that has also left Democrats open to criticism that the resolution is just a messaging bill since concurrent resolutions are typically nonbinding, though their use to force the end of military hostilities under the War Powers Act is untested in court.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) insisted Thursday the resolution has “teeth” and would send a strong message.

Again, this is all about optics. It’s a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.

It is not going to be interpreted the way Democrats think it will.

Republicans need to retake the House next fall.

That much is now crystal clear.

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