President Donald Trump ordered the murder of top Iranian Commander, Qasem Soleimani, by a us drone strike. Since then, the House of Representatives proposed legislation to limit the president’s war powers.
Congressman Anthony Brindisi was one of eight democrats in the house of representatives to vote no on this proposal.
Brindisi issued a statement saying:
“Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist with the blood of American soldiers and allies on his hands. There is no question he was brought to justice.
I voted against today’s resolution because I believe it is dangerous to limit our ability to respond to new and evolving threats from Iran and its proxies. The American people do not want war with Iran, but we have to be able to protect the safety of the American people and our servicemembers in harm’s way.
Congress must demand answers, conduct rigorous oversight, and work with the Administration on a comprehensive, pragmatic strategy for the Middle East that promotes peace and regional stability. Above all, the safety of our nation and its servicemembers must be our top priority.”