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Speaking alongside Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said, "I had hoped and expected to receive more information outlining the legal, factual and moral justification for the attack and left somewhat unsatisfied on that front." He added, "it was probably the worst briefing I've seen at least on a military issue in the nine years I've served in the United States Senate.
"I find this insulting and demeaning," he said, adding that he now plans to vote in favor of a new war powers resolution from Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia. "That briefing changed my mind," he said.
Paul concurred, saying, "Today, this is Sen. Lee and I saying, we are not abdicating our duty."
It is time for Congress to exercise its Constitutional authority by putting Donald Trump, and the presidency, back in the constitutional role the executive plays. The executive is only one of the three equal branches of government. Donald Trump seems to forget the three branches are co-equal with authority defined by The Constitution.
The Soleimani briefing to Congress shows Trump believes he is superior with superior authority over the legislative branch. That simply is not true.
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