U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 8
…The Congress shall have power…To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water…
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.
Vicky you are such a freaking puppet. Pathetic.