House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures for Democrats to stop talking during a vote on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
The House of Representatives just moments ago passed a resolution to inform President Trump that he can not do anything against Iran unless he goes to Congress and gets approval for it first. They might as well have passed a resolution to say Trump can’t get a Big Mac at McDonald’s unless he has a coupon. That is just how meaningless this is.
The separation of powers enshrined in the Consitution is a VERY important aspect of our republic. This spat between Article I and Article II branches should always be had to keep the people informed and our elected officials honest.
However, this is not the way to do it. According to Axios…
The House voted 224-194 on Thursday in favor of a symbolic war powers resolution directing President Trump to halt the use of military force against Iran unless he obtains approval from Congress.
Even if it was passed by the Senate, the House resolution is non-binding and would not go to the president’s desk for a signature. Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at a press conference Thursday, “This is a statement of the Congress of the United States. I will not have that statement diminished by having the president veto it or not.”
Nancy as of late seems to be all about rush with no substance. She had to rush the Impeachment articles through because the very essence of the republic was at stake yet the Senate awaits her to send those over after three weeks.
This meaningless resolution is another example of rushing something through to say something is being done. If you are truly worried about the President overstepping his bounds than set up the hearings and let’s roll. The only problem is Nancy has some vulnerable Democrats in Trump districts that can’t afford to sit through all the horror stories of what Solieimani did and say Trump acted inappropriately or outside his role as President.
Also, the Senate will never pass this so what we had was a dog and pony show with a paper pony and a sick dog.
Seems that Pelosi will do ANYTHING other than sending the impeachment papers over to the Senate and is just wishing that she goes to sleep one night and wakes up and it is November. While the Speaker can wish for that all she wants, you should know how the old saying goes…
Wish in one hand and crap in another and see which one fills up first.
Hopefully, Nancy just chooses to send the impeachment papers to her friend Mitch sooner, rather than later.