The Democrat-controlled Congress has proven to be completely inept most of the time.
As such, former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders is warning Americans that the “last thing we want to do” is to give Congress more power. Her warning came in reference to the House War Powers resolution passed on Thursday.
They can’t do their jobs now
Congressional approval rates are at all-time lows and they do not appear to be going up anytime soon. Our Congress wastes more money passing statement legislation than they do legislation that can help everyday Americans.
When one party comes into power, they do everything in their power to undo what the other party had done during their stint in power. This is a vicious cycle that has been going on for decades.
Look at what the Dems have done since they took over power in 2018. The House has passed somewhere in the neighborhood of 400 bills and sent them on to the Senate.
It is probably an underestimation to say that roughly 75 percent of that legislation was completely partisan in nature and had no chance of getting by the GOP-controlled Senate.
Playing political games
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s War Powers resolution brought before the House on Thursday is the perfect example of the type of political grandstanding that House Democrats are continually engaged in.
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders didn’t hold back in lambasting the resolution. “I can’t think of anything dumber,” she said on Thursday. “They can’t seem to manage to get much of anything done.”
“I think the last thing we want to do is push powers into Congress’s hands and take them away from the president,” she added.
According to the Washington Examiner, “The resolution would force Trump to obtain congressional approval before engaging in any military operations that would escalate violent conflict with Iran.”
The resolution is entirely symbolic, as the resolution is non-binding and Trump successfully de-escalated the conflict as of earlier this week. Iranian envoy to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi told NPR on Thursday that Iran’s missile attack on U.S. assets in Iraq on Wednesday marks the end of the military conflict.
“We took a measured, proportionate response to the terrorist assassination of our top general, Qasem Soleimani last night, and as far as Iran is concerned, that action was concluded last night,” Ravanchi stated.