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Democrats Pushing Back on Trump’s Drone Strike ‘Gutted’ Antiwar Provisions Weeks Ago

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from 21st Century Wire:

Top U.S. Democrats are starting to voice their opposition to President Trump’s recent act of war – the ordering of a drone strike earlier this week in Iraq that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, also killing Iraqi PMU leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement on Thursday calling the deadly airstrike “provocative and disproportional” and risks further escalation of violence in the region.

But just weeks ago, the Pelosi-led democratic majority voted overwhelmingly (188-41) in favor of the House’s final version of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – effectively stripping it of important antiwar measures that would have required congressional authorization for any future attacks on Iran.