President Donald Trump is reported to be “furious” that some House Republicans voted with the Democratic majority to curb his war powers and possibly prevent him from attacking Iran again without Congressional approval.
“President Trump is reportedly furious over the House vote on the Iran War powers resolution. This is according to multiple people who have spoken with him. The House voted last night to approve the measure to restrain the president’s ability to use military action against Iran without congressional approval. Maggie, the president we hear is angry. Was he surprised that the House took that vote?”
“He actually was surprised this was not more of a unifying event for the country which is what he expected it was going to be. Something like what you saw around the Iraq war leadup. However, that leadup came after a massive attack on U.S. soil and it’s not remotely the same.”
One of those who spoke in favor of the war powers resolution that passed the House was Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who has been one of President Trump’s most unwavering defenders, no matter the issue. Gaetz noted in his floor speech Thursday:
“If the members of our armed services have the courage to go and fight and die in these wars, as Congress we ought to have the courage to vote for them or against them.”
That comment didn’t sit well with Trump, Haberman said:
“That speech from Matt Gaetz, the Republican who supports the president on the floor yesterday was very, very important. So that speech hit him where it hurts. Another thing here is that advisers say it’s not clear that the president understands that the fallout here will take weeks to fully understand.”
A president does not have unlimited power. That’s the way the Founding Fathers wanted our government to operate. The fact that Donald Trump refuses to realize and respect that simple principle of this republic suggests that he won’t be happy until he’s allowed to be a dictator.
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