Kevin McCarthy is firing shots at Nancy Pelosi on Thursday.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) accused Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of “lying to the American public” about the strength of the nonbinding war powers resolution slated to come to the floor on Thursday, arguing the measure has no power to curb the president’s ability to take additional military action against Iran.
McCarthy argued President Trump did not need congressional approval to launch an airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and blasted Democrats’ decision to take up the war powers resolution introduced by freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.), a former Department of Defense official and CIA analyst.
“Make no mistake, today’s war powers resolution cannot become law, by definition, it will never be sent to the president, and it will never limit his constitutional authority to defend the American people,” he told reporters at a press conference on Thursday.
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