in an apparent shot at Pelosi’s response to the U.S. strike that killed Iranian general Soleimani, President Trump has warned a “disproportionate” retaliation if Iran strikes any U.S. person or target.
These Media Posts will serve as notification to the United States Congress that should Iran strike any U.S. person or target, the United States will quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner. Such legal notice is not required, but is given nevertheless!
Pelosi had tweeted after the strike that killed Soleimani “we cannot put the lives of American service members, diplomats and others further at risk by engaging in provocative and disproportionate actions.”
Yahoo reports the president also appeared to be mocking the War Powers Act of 1973, a federal law that checks the president’s power and that Democratic lawmakers have called for him to abide by after the unprecedented assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a high-ranking Iranian military official.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee sarcastically responded to the tweet, saying, “This Media Post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside in the Congress under the United States Constitution. And that you should read the War Powers Act. And that you’re not a dictator.”
This Media Post will serve as a reminder that war powers reside in the Congress under the United States Constitution. And that you should read the War Powers Act. And that you’re not a dictator. https://t.co/VTroMegWv0
— House Foreign Affairs Committee (@HouseForeign) January 5, 2020