Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulRand Paul: Trump ‘got bad advice’ on killing of Soleimani Schumer: Senate must vote on resolution limiting Trump on IranCongress to clash over Trump’s war powersMORE (R-Ky.) maintained Tuesday night that any military conflict between the U.S. and Iran that escalates to war must be approved by Congress, following an Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi air base housing U.S. troops.
I am praying for the safety of our troops in Iraq tonight. While I would have preferred they come home long ago, there is also no excuse for this action by Iran. We need to stop the escalation before it leads to another endless war in the Middle East, Paul tweeted Tuesday night.
In the meantime, the Administration needs to bring any discussion of war with Iran to the American people and their representatives in Congress, as the Constitution requires, added Paul, who serves on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and was one of only two senators, along with Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders unloads on Biden as battle for Iowa intensifiesHill.TV’s Krystal Ball warns Democrats from going with ‘safe choice’ Why Trump should fear Sanders much more than Warren in 2020MORE (I-Vt.), to vote against imposing new sanctions on Iran in 2017.
In the meantime, the Administration needs to bring any discussion of war with Iran to the American people and their representatives in Congress, as the Constitution requires.
Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) January 8, 2020
The reported attack came days after Iran vowed retaliation for the U.S. killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad and a non-binding vote by Iraqs parliament expelling foreign troops. Iran vowed for days to retaliate for the killing of Soleimani, which the Trump administration has maintained was a defensive move.