President Trump’s action against terrorist general authorized by Congress

Jan. 9, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement commenting on a resolution by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) on war powers:

“Here are facts everyone can agree on. Congress in 2002 authorized the use of military force in Iraq and to secure Iraq internally. And President Trump, like Obama and Bush before him, used force in Iraq against an enemy combatant on Iraqi soil who was fomenting war against the U.S. through the attack on our embassy and other attacks on U.S.  and Iraqi forces. The President’s decision to target the terrorist general Soleimani is authorized under current law, and would remain so authorized even under the resolution being proposed by Sen. Tim Kaine, which allows for force otherwise authorized by Congress.”

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