Top Democrat bucks party line on War Powers Resolution

The Democrat party is starting to fall apart at the seams.

In what should have been a slam dunk, across the party-line vote, one Democrat publicly slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) War Powers Resolution and stated that he would refuse to affirm the measure. 

Trump was justified

Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) believes that the strike against Soleimani by Trump was absolutely justified.

Rose, an Army veteran that was deployed to Afghanistan, has personally seen the horrors of General Soleimani and clearly believes the world is a far better place without him.

Rose stated, “I know all too well the real costs of war, and sending troops into harm’s way is the most consequential decision I could make.”

“Unfortunately, today’s War Powers Resolution is a non-binding resolution that simply restates existing law and sends the message that war is imminent,” he continued.

“I refuse to play politics with questions of war and peace and therefore will not support this resolution.”

It’s all political theater

Rose wasn’t the only Democrat that chose to defy Pelosi on her War Powers resolution in Thursday’s vote.

In fact, eight other Democrat representatives voted against the measure, including Reps. Ben McAdams (D-UT), Anthony Brindisi (D-N.Y.), Joe Cunningham (D-S.C.), Kendra Horn (D-OK.), Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Elaine Luria (D-VA).

Pelosi’s resolution is nothing but political theater. While the Democrat-controlled House passed the bill easily, a similar resolution introduced to the Senate by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) is unlikely to make it far in the GOP-controlled Senate.

Furthermore, the resolution is a non-binding resolution, but “requires the president to consult with Congress ‘in every possible instance’ before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities.”

Pelosi defended the largely symbolic resolution, saying it has “real teeth” because it’s “a statement of the Congress of the United States.”
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