The Senate today passed a bipartisan resolution to curb President Trump’s ability to wage war against Iran in rare defiance of the White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Fox News reports.
Eight GOP senators joined all Democrats in a 55-45 vote to pass a war powers resolution that says Trump must win approval from Congress before engaging in further military action against Iran.
“It’s a rare day here in the Senate,” said Democratic Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, fresh off the bitterly partisan impeachment fight. “I wish we didn’t have to say that, but it is. But the Senate just sent a clear shot across the bow: a bipartisan majority of senators don’t want the president waging war without congressional approval.”
The measure now heads to the House. While it is expected to pass there, it’s unlikely there’s the two-thirds supermajority in both the House and Senate needed to override the expected Trump veto.
The eight Republicans who broke with Trump were Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine, Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Todd Young of Indiana and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana. Read more at Fox News.