Senate Passes War Resolution Against President Trump
In a 51-45 bipartisan vote, the senate passed a war resolution against President Donald Trump today. The resolution limits the president’s power “to use military action against Iran without prior congressional approval.” This comes weeks after President Trump ordered an air strike attack which resulted in the death of Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani and sparked much outrage within the country. They retaliated with two missile strikes of their own, targeting U.S. military bases in Iraq. Initially no casualties were reported, but now it’s believed over 100 people suffered traumatic brain injuries. The initial air strike by the president was concerning for many people, including multiple republican senators. It’s very likely the outcome of the split second decision made by him could’ve been much worse. Many were worried his seemingly careless actions could’ve started a war nobody wanted.