This evening close to 200 individuals picketed in Kansas City at Mill Creek Park, adjacent to the Plaza, against Donald Trump’s (r) escalation toward war with Iran. The protest rally was organized online (via social media) and sponsored by Indivisible KC.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
The War Powers Resolution not only ties @realDonaldTrump’s hands at a time when flexibility is needed, but it sends a signal to Iran that the defense of our nation is not at the forefront of congressional priorities. Instead, this resolution suggests that partisan politics are. 1:21 PM · Jan 9, 2020
Some of the responses:
let’s bookmark this tweet for months from now when people are still dying and suffering because of an unnecessary and impulsive murder that will harm many many people except, of course, the white Republicans cheering on the deranged lunatic in the white house
So you’ve abandoned your oath to the constitution and have chosen to ignore the separation of powers.
You’re okay with signing over your power to the executive branch.
Jesus… Pick up a American History book. YOU, as part of Congress have the power to go to war. Founders wanted YOU in the Congress to debate it and the come to consensus. They HATED the idea of a King taking us to war!
Congresswoman, according to the Constitution, who has the power to declare and wage war? Is it the Legislative or the Executive?
How many guesses?
Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution:
“[The Congress shall have Power …] To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water …”
Hey Vicky, have you READ the constitution?? Maybe you need a refresher!
It is Congress’s role to declare war, not the president’s. Can you read?
Why do you hate the Constitution?
No,it gives Congress more authority- as founders intended.
It sends the message that we are a democracy.
Bingo! We have a winner.
Post a list of names that voted for this, please.
Too ill informed and lazy to look it up.
War decisions were never designed to be given to one man. Our constitution always intended for the house, representing the will of the people to have say. U.S. Citizens enjoy this in Our great nation, we are not an autocracy or a dictatorship. @GOP
You are hardly one to lecture on partisan politics. Trump says jump, you say how high.
So you swore an oath to the trump crime family and not to the United States? You are actively working against the best interest of this country and need to be replaced. Shame on you for spitting on your oath to uphold the Constitution.
What it tells me is that the Dems don’t want an unstable malignant narcissist to be able to fly of the handle and start a war. That seems reasonable. Why are you so willing to give up your co-equal branch of govt constitutional powers?
“Partisan Politics”? That’s exactly the game you play. The GOP is now the Party of Trump. You do what he tells you without even thinking or taking into consideration how your vote affects your constituents. Shame on you.
Well then why don’t we just dissolve the House and Senate and go for the dictatorship you are looking for. While we’re at it we can just tear up our constitution and Trump can use it to wipe his ass before he flushed the toilet 10-15 times.
Blindly defend him Vicky. Dignity is overrated
She got to ride on Air Force 1 once.
Oh come on!!! Read the constitution that you are supposed to uphold Vicky.
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning. 8:45 PM · Jan 7, 2020
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless! 2:25 PM · Jan 5, 2020
One of the few relevant responses:
House Foreign Affairs Committee @HouseForeign
This Media Post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside in the Congress under the United States Constitution. And that you should read the War Powers Act. And that you’re not a dictator.
[….] 4:41 PM · Jan 5, 2020
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Shouted from a pickup truck in traffic: ‘Trump 2020.’
Response from the picket line: ‘Fuck you.’
From the pickup truck: ‘If you don’t like it, leave.’
Wait a minute. How can that last retort make any sense? That’s not how it’s supposed to work. While the minority may possess power, they can’t dictate or control how anyone else chooses to respond to it.
A Fascist in a pickup truck. Go figure. Welcome to America in 2020.
This afternoon around 100 individuals rallied and picketed in Kansas City at Mill Creek Park, adjacent to the Plaza, against Donald Trump’s (r) escalation toward war with Iran.
“Give peace a chance”
“This asshole is going to fuck around and get us all killed”
“Diplomacy, not war, with Iran”
“No more wars. No innocent blood spilled over big oil.”
(15 were from Saudi Arabia, 2 from the UAE, 1 each from Egypt and Lebanon.)
1) there were 19 terrorists on 9/11, not 12
2) why the fuck would an agent of a theocratic Shiite state assist agents of a theocratic Sunni group? They literally hate each others’ guts
3) Fuck you
There has been no verifiable proof that Iran (nor Iraq, since we are apparently retreading this bullshit) assisted in al Qaeda’s terrorist attacks.
There is, however, *plenty* of evidence that elements of the Saudi royal family assisted.
The best “proof” warmongering assholes like you have come up with is somebody associated with al Qaeda being in the same country as an agent of Iraq and/or Iran at around the same time. No evidence they met, let alone conspired to attack the US.
WTF are you talking about
Could we get more clarity on your last point, are you suggesting that a man deeply committed to the Shia state of Iran would conspire with Sunni extremists by enabling their travel to Afghanistan, into a country that held the Taliban, a group he vehemently opposed?
It makes absolutely no sense and is simply a throw in to try and justify this to a know nothing base.
hey mike old bean, the rest of us out here in realityland aren’t as gullible as the credulous dimwits who worship Dear Orange Leader. but cool story bro, loving how you wedged 9/11 in there
That airport didn’t attack itself during the Revolutionary War. Wake up sheeple.
Bowling Green didn’t massacre itself
You mean those Saudis who attacked us on 9/11 you homophobic imbecile? The same Saudis who dismembered Khashoggi and who @realDonaldTrump owes 100’s of millions in loans and who should be #impeached for covering it up? Glad you mentioned that, moron.
This is completely illogical and there has never been any evidence of this. The highjackers were Sunnis from Saudi, and Soleimani is Shia from Iran. Also, there were 19 hijackers. How are you the Vice President? Oh, right, the Jesus stuff
Do Saudi Arabia next where almost ALL of the 9/11 attackers came from…
Baked the yellow cake
Shot the sheriff
Let the dogs out
Threw Momma from the train
Okay we’re really doing this, huh? Gonna go the full on WMD, 2003, yellow cake aluminum tubes route.
And he was probably hiding weapons of mass destruction.
In the basement of a pizza shop.
1) Whoa, déjà vu. Is it 2002 again already?
2) There were 19 hijackers, Mike.
3) It sounds like the word “assisted” is doing a LOT of heavy lifting in this tweet, Mike.
If @VP @Mike_Pence had bothered to read the 9/11 Commission’s report before publicly implying that Iran was a knowing, willing, and material participant in the attacks… he might have come across this particularly problematic paragraph in section 7.3.
I believe you mean SAUDI ARABIA.
Hey Mike, there were 19 hijackers on 9/11 (not 12), & they belonged to Al-Qaeda, which is a sworn enemy of Iran (driven by deep ideological hatred of Shias & the Iranian government). Can you plz not insult the intelligence of the American public to justify your deranged policies?
I love it when you guys play the classics. Do yellow cake uranium next
ok false witness bearer
There were 19 hijackers and there is no way an Iranian Shia is helping Sunni Muslims carry out anything.
“Iran was also responsible for the creation of New Coke. They canceled Firefly after one season. Game of Thrones ending? That was Iran’s script.”
Oh for the love of god. Read a history book dude.
Anyone who falls for this transparent bullshit again wants to.
Soleimani also let the ball go through his legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
Proof?? Receipts? Or something…
This makes zero sense and is completely preposterous to anyone familiar with the politics and history of the parties involved. Of course you’re counting on most Americans’ ignorance and conditioning to accept the word of the government to manufacture consent – truth is irrelevant
There were 19, you spectacular dumbass
The likelihood of Iran assisting OBL plot 9/11 is about the same as the likelihood of Billy Graham helping Larry Flynt direct a porno. If you want to find people who did assist the 9/11 hijackers, look at some of Jared Kushner’s business partners.
Straight up inaccuracy, AKA overt lie.
But whatever, there isn’t a commandment about that or anything.
This is a lie, liar.
Check your math on this one. And your facts on all the others.
Also fixed the 1919 World Series
Declassify his participation in the “Rise of Skywalker” script.
Yeah, he did 911?
Well, I heard he bombed Pearl Harbor, struck down Obi Wan, and killed my mom.
Dude, try to keep your sickening propaganda at least borderline credible.