GOP Senators Looking to Strip Trump of Power

  • 2019-01-31
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
GOP Senators Looking to Strip Trump of Power
 
GOP Senators are reportedly considering taking power away from Trump in regards to foreign policy.

According to The Hill:

Frustrated Republicans say it’s time for the Senate to reclaim more power over foreign policy and are planning to move a measure Thursday that would be a stunning rebuke to a president of their own party. 

GOP lawmakers are deeply concerned over President Trump’s reluctance to listen to his senior military and intelligence advisers, fearing it could erode national security. They say the Senate has lost too much of its constitutional power over shaping the nation’s foreign policy and argue that it’s time to begin clawing some of it back. 

“Power over foreign policy has shifted to the executive branch over the last 30 years. Many of us in the Senate want to start taking it back,” said a Republican senator closely allied with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). 

They plan to send Trump a stern admonishment by voting Thursday afternoon on an amendment sponsored by McConnell warning “the precipitous withdrawal” of U.S. forces from Syria and Afghanistan “could put at risk hard-won gains and United States national security.” 

The proposal also emphasizes that ISIS poses a continuing threat to American, and has not been defeated as Trump has claimed.

 Source: TTN
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