Bolton Calls for Repeal of the War Powers Resolution

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is speaking out against the War Powers resolution that is being discussed and considered following President Trump’s strike on a top Iranian general.

Bolton has called the resolution unconstitutional which is in line with his beliefs on not limiting the war powers of the president.

According to The Hill:

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Former national security adviser John Bolton, who has spoken out against limitations on the president’s war powers in the past, on Thursday claimed the 1973 War Powers Resolution was “unconstitutional” ahead of a planned vote in the House on a resolution to limit President Trump‘s ability to take further action on Iran without congressional approval.

The former White House adviser has expressed anti-War Powers Resolution views since at least 2007, when he wrote in his memoir that the act was an example of Congress “overreacting” during the Watergate era in an effort to limit the executive branch, Politico Magazine reported.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has announced that the House on Thursday will vote on a war powers resolution to limit Trump’s actions in Iran. The House vote comes less than a week after Trump authorized the strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, without congressional approval, sparking bipartisan criticism.

Several GOP lawmakers, including Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), on Wednesday, said the administration’s briefing on the reasoning behind the strike was “insulting and demeaning.” Lee said that officials warned the senators that limiting the president’s war powers would “embolden Iran.”

Senator Tim Kaine is introducing a similar resolution in the Senate the outcome of which remains unclear.

Image Credit: John Bolton By Gage Skidmore via Flickr

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Bonnie
Bonnie
7 months ago

Here again they just to attack because it is Trump! He didn’t do it alonge. Intelligence had to tell him, then he worked with them, military and administration to do what was best and in these situations waiting on a House to get by “it’s Trump, so we deny it” whether right thing to do or not. If we let them then we can blame him for not acting and now he has to deal with his own Benghazi. It is the House that I do not trust! Don’t let them get involved. Tim Kaine isn’t much better in recent years supporting his son’s group Antifa.

spunky52
spunky52
7 months ago

What is pignosi afraid will come out from Iran. She didn’t get rich from being in congress, I’ll bet, and if her ties to the criminal activities in all these foreign lands comes out, the only people that will be listening to her shrill snotty voice, will be her cell mates also waiting for the hang mans noose on their necks!

Gerry
Gerry
7 months ago

Another waste of time and taxpayers’ money. Another resolution that will be ignored . The President has the power to take necessary action to protect this country and there should not be any interference from a bunch of losers who can’t get over losing an election and who should be wearing diapers instead of adult clothes and hanging out in a playpen not OUR capitol building.

Glenn Lego
Glenn Lego
7 months ago
Reply to  Gerry

They should be in pre school playing in the sandbox and maybe watching Baby First Channel TV. And learning new words from Larry the Parrot and Harry the Bunny.

LC in Texas
LC in Texas
7 months ago

If Congress can’t come together now, what would happen if we were attacked? In my opinion, close the borders, remove illegals from the United States according to proper and reasonable means, let those apply (keep track) that have something to offer the United States and it’s people without a drain on American Taxpayers and follow: Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

‘In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.
But this is predicated upon the person’s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American…
There can be no divided allegiance here.
Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn’t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag…
We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language..
And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.’
Theodore Roosevelt 1907