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As Senate moves to curb President’s war powers, Burr and Tillis side with Trump

In a rare move of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution Thursday that direct the removal of “United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran that have not been authorized by Congress.”

The 55-45 vote came weeks after a drone strike killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani,a top Iranian official.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) who introduced the resolution in early January said it was intended to serve as a strong bipartisan message, that senators were committed to upholding their “constitutional duty to deliberate and vote before sending troops into harm’s way.”

Eight Republicans joined Senate Democrats in voting to restrain President Trump.

  • Alexander (R-TN)

    Sen. Thom Tillis, left, and Sen. Richard Burr, right

  • Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Collins (R-ME)
  • Lee (R-UT)
  • Moran (R-KS)
  • Murkowski (R-AK)
  • Paul (R-KY)
  • Young (R-IN)

North Carolina Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr voted against the measure to curtail Trump’s authority in taking military action against Iran.

8 Comments


  1. LOUISE

    February 14, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    Very reason I will work to replace tillis in November!

  2. Denisa

    February 15, 2020 at 8:48 am

    I just wish that they wpuld let our President do his job hes just trying to portect us the demo rats need to work with him not against him and the Republicans need to stick with the Republicans

  3. Carolyn

    February 15, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Right or wrong doesn’t matter. Just vote your party. Your choice. God help us!

  4. Jadie Queen

    February 15, 2020 at 5:23 pm

    Congress, the House and Senate, need to do their job and stop catering to a president that has clearly never read the Constitution.

  5. Ed Cooper

    February 15, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    Love the spelling and grammar in the post by the Trump supporter. So indicative and proof of Trumps televised statement ” I love uneducated voters”.

  6. Marilyn Rousseau

    February 16, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    Vote them out!

  7. Steve Forrest

    February 19, 2020 at 8:21 am

    I never thought I’d see this many people commenting against the best President we’ve had in a long time.

  8. Dare tolar

    February 20, 2020 at 8:56 pm

    These 2 senators are parasites living off of the people in NC and these 2 Senators have NO INTEGRITY OR CHARACTER. Vote them out.

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