Kaine: ‘Presidents Cannot Start Wars Without Congress’

Kaine: ‘Presidents Cannot Start Wars Without Congress’

January 3, 2020

Friday on MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sen. Tim Kaine questioned the constitutionality of Quds Force Supreme Commander Qassem Soleimani being killed in an airstrike directed by President Trump.

“We should not go to a war with Iran based on a presidential decision with no consultation of Congress,” Kaine said. “We should only go to war with Iran if there is a congressional vote pursuant to the Constitution saying that we need to be at war…

“President Trump clearly believes he can wage war without Congress,” he continued. “That’s not what the Constitution says… What I do not accept is the notion that a president can ignore the Constitution and engage in escalatory actions against the advice of his Department of Defense that have brought to us the brink of war.”

Kaine and his outraged fellow Dems seem unaware that the Iranian terror regime has been waging war with the U.S. since 1979. Trump has initiated nothing against the mullahs; he has simply stopped appeasing them.

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