Democrat Introduces Bill to Block President Trump from Funding U.S. Troops in Syria
In what can only be considered grandstanding, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced a bill that would prohibit funding for troops in Syria. A bill such as this has a snowball’s chance in hell of being considered or passed. The Secretary of Defense, Jim Mattis, has already ramped up support in Syria.
As Written By Penny Starr for Breitbart:
WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)introduced legislation on Friday that would prevent funding for U.S. boots on the ground in Syria as the fight against the Islamic State in the city of Raqqa is intensifying, including the recent deployment of U.S. Marines and Army Rangers.
“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.) explained 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,” Lee said.
Lee was the only lawmaker who voted against the authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) in the days following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that killed 3,000 people. The AUMF has given ongoing authority to the U.S. military to continue to fight radical Islamic terror around the globe in all of its incarnations, including the Islamic State in Syria.
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, a retired United States Marine Corps General who served as the 11th Commander of the United States Central Command and has experience in the…..
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