On Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and her fellow representatives passed a resolution limiting Trump’s war powers against Iran. Not all that suprisingly, the president felt the need to respond with another daily Twitter rant.
Mr. Trump bragged about having a 95% approval rating with the Republican party and the crowd size at his campaign rally in Ohio on Thursday evening. Earlier in the day he had tweeted that the 1973 War Powers Resolution was unconstitutional.
Here’s what the rest of the Twitter world had to say:
Due to heavy concern about Trump sharpening tensions in the Middle East, the House passed a resolution on Thursday to curb his war powers against Iran. According to CNBC:
‘Democrats, worried about conflict following the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani last week, passed a measure to give Congress more oversight of White House military action against Tehran. The measure calls for Trump to stop military force against Iran within 30 days if he does not have congressional approval.’
This vote was reflective of Democrats and some Republicans in Congress to reassert the legislature’s authority to declare war.
‘The measure introduced by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., is a concurrent resolution — meaning the president cannot veto it and it does not carry the force of law.’
Ahead of the House’s vote on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said from the floor:
‘We must keep the American people safe. The House will pass a war powers resolution to limit the president’s military actions regarding Iran. Congress is reassuring our long-established oversight responsibilities as we mandate that if no further congressional action is taken, the administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran must end.’