• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen

Dittohead not!

master political analyst
DP Veteran
Joined
Dec 3, 2009
Messages
51,753
Reaction score
33,684
Location
The Golden State
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
[h=1]Often Quiet On Wars, Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen[/h]
President Trump sent a largely unnoticed letter to Congress last week saying the U.S. is engaged in at least seven separate military conflicts.
In most cases, though not all, Trump and his two immediate White House predecessors launched these U.S. military actions without explicit approval from Congress.
"Congress has been silent while the executive branch continues to assert its power," said Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif.
But something is stirring in Congress. There's growing sentiment to force the president to end U.S. involvement in a war.
In this case, it's Yemen.

It's about time the Congress began to challenge the executive branch in its assumed power to go to war without a declaration of war. Yemen is a start, at least.

The War Powers Agreement is now 45 years old, but doesn't seem to have had that much effect. Every president since that time has sent our soldiers into battle unilaterally.

If the fallout over the Khashoggi murder can wake Congress up to its responsibility, then that's a start.
 

Mycroft

Genius is where you find it.
DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 27, 2011
Messages
74,914
Reaction score
29,975
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Conservative
[h=1]Often Quiet On Wars, Congress Challenges White House Over Yemen[/h]


It's about time the Congress began to challenge the executive branch in its assumed power to go to war without a declaration of war. Yemen is a start, at least.

The War Powers Agreement is now 45 years old, but doesn't seem to have had that much effect. Every president since that time has sent our soldiers into battle unilaterally.

If the fallout over the Khashoggi murder can wake Congress up to its responsibility, then that's a start.

Useless posturing.

Congress will do nothing.
 
Top Bottom