Dem seeks to block US troops going to Syria after Marines deployed


The Hill has the story Dem seeks to block US troops going to Syria after Marines deployed.

“The bill I am introducing today prohibits the Department of Defense from funding any attempt by the administration to expand our presence in Syria by putting U.S. combat boots on the ground,” Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) said in a statement to The Hill.

“It is our constitutional duty as members of Congress to place a check on the executive branch in matters of war and peace,” she said.

One thing you can say for 45 is that he has caused a few people to stiffen their spines, and stand up to what he is doing. To be fair to Rep. Barbara Lee, this is not something new for her.

Lee was the lone lawmaker to vote against the authorization for the use of military force in the days after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, which has been used as the legal justification for the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

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