STEFANIK OPPOSES DEMOCRATS WAR POWER RESOLUTION

North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik opposes the War Powers Resolution that was approved by the deeply partisan and Democrat controlled House Thursday evening. The resolution, which is largely symbolic anyway, would terminate “the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran” unless Congress declared war or authorized such use of force, or an imminent attack necessitated it. Stefanik argued that President Trump’s decision last week to authorize the drone strike that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani — who she described as “the world’s bloodiest terrorist” — “was lawful under Article II of the Constitution and the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force.” Stefanik said the strike was an act of deterrence and an act against current and future aggression. She also said she opposes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan War Powers Resolution, which is aimed at limiting the president’s constitutional authority as commander-in-chief. Stefanik said the resolution as presented, threatens the security and safety of our United States military and our allies.