Opinion Nancy Pelosi is right about Congress’s war powers

18:06  07 january  2020
18:06  07 january  2020 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Pelosi slams White House's War Powers notification on Soleimani strike

  Pelosi slams White House's War Powers notification on Soleimani strike “This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the Administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran."“This document prompts serious and urgent questions about the timing, manner and justification of the Administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran,” Pelosi said in a statement.

Nancy Pelosi said, ' Congress will introduce and vote on a war powers resolution" this week to limit the president's military actions regarding Iran.' Pelosi adds that the resolution “reasserts Congress ’ s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday announced that the House would vote this week on a resolution meant to limit President Donald Trump's In a letter to her Democratic colleagues, Pelosi said the vote on a war - powers resolution would "reassert Congress ' s long-established oversight

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Nancy Pelosi is a hypocrite. She’s also right.

In 2011, Pelosi had the opportunity to join Republicans in reasserting Congress’s war powers after President Barack Obama launched an unauthorized, prolonged military intervention into Libya, which, it's worth noting, was a complete disaster and has left Libya a failed state. Instead, she bowed to the executive branch, saying, “I'm satisfied that the president has the authority he needs to go ahead.” The California Democrat tossed aside Congress’s constitutionally mandated war powers when her party was in power, and now she has buyer’s remorse.

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WASHINGTON – On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House of Representatives will vote this week on legislation to limit President Pelosi ' s promise to deliberate and vote on the war powers legislation comes as Congress returns from its holiday recess on Monday and could alter the

Upon taking control of Congress in 2006, the House Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi , declared that impeachment of then President George W Bush was “off But what Pelosi is arguing this time around is much more reasonable. She supports congressional oversight and investigations into the Trump

After President Trump successfully ordered the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week without so much as even notifying much of Congress, Pelosi is raising the alarm.

Of course, Soleimani was a terrorist madman with the blood of hundreds of Americans on his hands. Every American should be glad to see his corpse rotting. But the consequences of the United States assassinating such high-ranking officials will almost certainly lead to further conflict with Iran.

The Constitution demands that Trump seek congressional authorization before launching a war. Article I, Section 8 is clear: “The Congress shall have power to … declare war.” Yes, the president is established under the Constitution as commander in chief, and this implies that he does not need Congress's permission for every single military action. But he still requires congressional authorization to make war. Regardless of whether the assassination of Soleimani alone constitutes an act of war, and whether it is itself within the president's legal rights, it's hard to deny that any prolonged military intervention in Iran that comes as an outgrowth of this act would be a war.

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Now that Trump has taken decisive action, Nancy Pelosi is order Congress to pass a War Powers Resolution that will protect Iran from further attacks When the real news sounds like you’re reading the satire site The Babylon Bee, you know things are really bad, and right now things are crazy bad in

Our current system has let Trump and his predecessors get away with such prolonged military action repeatedly and at will. Notably, under the post-9/11 Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, we’ve given the last several presidents essentially unlimited running room to wage war in the Middle East without so much as consulting Congress. And as Jack Hunter noted, legislators had a chance to revisit the AUMF in a defense bill just in July of this year, and a majority chose not to. So, too, Obama was allowed by congressional negligence to wage a protracted regime-change war in Libya without Congress's approval.

Now, after Trump’s escalations with Iran, Pelosi is finally seeing the light.

With a newfound desire to ensure "respect for Congress’s war powers granted to it by the Constitution” that was notably absent from Pelosi’s Obama-era tenure, she will have the House vote on a measure that would mandate Trump get congressional authorization for the conflict in Iran or cease military action after 30 days.

Iranian attack scrambles House war powers vote

  Iranian attack scrambles House war powers vote The real prospect of rapidly intensifying conflict complicates the Democrats’ plan to repudiate President Donald Trump for a deadly drone attack on Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani last week without notifying Congress. House Democrats say they are likely to pause, if not abandon, their plans for a war powers resolution. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “This discussion started Sunday night.

Ms. Pelosi is poised to become House speaker again Thursday, solidifying her status as the highest-ranking and most powerful elected woman in the history of For more than 15 years, Representative Nancy Pelosi has been a powerhouse fund-raiser for her party and a lightning rod for the right .

Nancy Pelosi doesn't look to happy listening to President Trump' s first Address to Congress . She sat there looking like a corpse and wouldn't even applaud.

Pelosi's inconsistent application of this principle aside, this is well warranted. Pelosi is completely right to force the Trump administration to get Congress’s approval if this turns into a protracted new military campaign. Respect for the proper congressional war powers as established in the Constitution is of the utmost importance.

As the Daniel DePetris wrote, it’s important because “only a national discussion about military force can serve as a guardrail to hasty, reckless interventions that create more problems than they solve and saddle our country with more endless, expensive, and purposeless foreign commitments.”

So, for once, constitutional conservatives should hope that Pelosi’s vote succeeds. As I've previously explained, war with Iran would be a disaster. If Trump really wants to take us down that path, he at the very least should have to go through the proper process to do so.

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