“Make no mistake, today’s war powers resolution cannot become law, by definition, it will never be sent to the president, and it will never limit his constitutional authority to defend the American people,” he said on Thursday, according to TheHill. (RELATED: Report: Pelosi Got Idea For Holding Impeachment Articles From CNN)
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 09: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) answers questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on January 09, 2020 in Washington, DC. McCarthy answered a range of questions related primarily to the House articles of impeachment being sent to the U.S. Senate. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
“This is a meaningless vote that only sends the wrong message that the House Democrats would rather stand with the socialist base than stand against Iran,” McCarthy added.
Democratic Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin led the debate on Thursday over a resolution that would prevent President Donald Trump from using military force against Iran without congressional approval. McCarthy argued the president did not need approval from Congress to order the drone strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani last week.