Democrat Rep. Max Rose (NY) has broken with the Democrat party to vote against the House’s War Powers Resolution, a symbolic attempt to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to use further force against Iran without consulting Congress.
A total of eight Democrats voted against the resolution. The difference? Rose is an Army combat veteran who has experienced war on the battlefield.
In a statement, Rose made it clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’s posturing was a political ploy that he did not appreciate during tense times.
“I know all too well the real costs of war and sending troops into harm’s way is the most consequential decision I could make,” Rose said. “Unfortunately, today’s War Powers Resolution is a non-binding resolution that simply restates existing law and sends the message that war is imminent. I refuse to play politics with questions of war and peace and therefore will not support this resolution.”
Rose also supported Trump’s strike against top terrorist Qasem Soleimani and his de-escalation of the conflict after Iran ineffectively bombed two U.S. military bases in Iraq.
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