Published: Fri, January 10, 2020
Markets | By Otis Pena

House votes to limit Trump's power to hit Iran militarily

House votes to limit Trump's power to hit Iran militarily

Katko, R-Camillus, said he voted against the resolution Thursday because he believes it was "overly broad" and would limit Trump's ability to act in the middle of the crisis with Iran.

Speaking to reporters after the briefing, GOP Senator Mike Lee said it was the "worst briefing" he had seen on a military issue, adding that it had been "insulting and demeaning".

Giving his perspective on what happened at the intelligence briefing with lawmakers, Pompeo told The Ingraham Angle show: "I thought we did a dynamite job. I think members of Congress get frustrated by this sometimes".

Rounds said during the briefing, they learned more about the steps President Donald Trump took when targeting top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Rounds described the importance of Soleimani as a figurehead and not just a general.

At the same time, Brindisi said, he believes Congress should work in a bipartisan effort to update its rules for the authorization of military force.

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Asked if it was risky to let Iran "take the shot", Mr.

"The fact that there was nothing but a refusal to answer that question was perhaps the most deeply upsetting thing to me in that meeting".

O'Brien told NPR "we never answer those sorts of hypotheticals", particularly when they involve sensitive military operations. Almost 3 in 10 surveyed said his death made the U.S. "much less safe", while only 1 in 10 said it made the country "much more safe".

"The administration tried to say that there was an imminent attack which required immediate action but according to Senator Lee and Senator's from both parties, the administration has had a hard time demonstrating that there was an imminent attack in the offing that required this action", said McMullin. "There are a lot of people that want that intelligence released", O'Brien said.

"We don't know precisely when and we don't know precisely where, but it was real". That attack killed an American contractor and wounded several other Americans and Iraqi personnel. "But President Trump has made it very clear that those who threaten our citizens, our troops, and our coalition partners will face consequences".

Mike Pompeo admitted USA officials didn't know when or where attacks allegedly planned by Iranian General Qassem Soleimani would take place, despite previous claiming that the latter posed an "imminent" threat to American personnel. No casualties were reported, but the back-and-forth led to fears that Tehran and Washington were on the verge of a full-scale war.

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