Syria and War Powers

In the wake of the suspected gas attack on the rebel-held town near Damascus, in Syria, President Trump said today,

“We cannot allow atrocities like that. Cannot allow it,” Trump told reporters on Monday during a Cabinet meeting as he warned that “nothing’s off the table.” “If it’s Russia, if it’s Syria, if it’s Iran, if it’s all of them together, we’ll figure it out and we’ll know the answers quite soon.”

For more of President’s comments about Syria you can find them here, CNN

The Presidents remarks came shortly after his UN Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke to the UN to address the suspected chemical attack that left dozens dead. To hear her remarks you can find them here, Haley to UN: Only a monster does this

Why it Matters:

On Monday Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) told reports that senators will unveil a new bill on President Trump’s war powers,

“We’ll release a copy of it on Thursday,” Corker told reporters when asked about the status of the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF).”

When Corker was asked about his priorities while negotiating the war legislation Corker responded,

“Making sure the administration has the freedoms that are necessary to be successful but at the same time to ensure that Congress has an ongoing role, so I think it’s a really good balance the way it is,”

and there is more,

“Corker noted the forthcoming legislation would only deal with terrorist organizations and not extend to using military force against the Syrian government.”

 

The full story can be found here, The Hill

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