Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rand Paul (R-beat-up-by-his-neighbor) are apparently big mad at Trump’s foreign policy criminals – Mike Pompeo, CIA Director Gina Haspel, Defense Sec. Mark Esper, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley – after they all gave Congress the finger when they tried to get answers about the Iran fuckery.
Of course it’s less surprising with these particular Republicans, but these days always a LITTLE surprising since they all seem to have their balls in a vice controlled by McConnell.
Apparently they had no good answer for why they bypassed Congress. It’s almost like they have given a president unequivocal and absolute power to wreak havoc on the world and then there are consequences for that.
As a result of the briefing, Lee pledged, along with Paul, to join Democrats in backing a war powers resolution from Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., ordering the removal of forces engaged in hostilities against Iran, which could come up for a vote early next week. He added that he would be willing to consider other war powers resolutions in the future as well “every time they pull a stunt like this.”
I still find it real confusing why Congress needs to pass a law they already passed, but hey, I’m no brain genius.