Bergman Votes in Opposition to War Powers Resolution
Congressman Jack Bergman recognizes the difference between an executive act as commander in chief, and that which is a declaration of war.
Constitutionally, congress has the sole authority to declare war. No one has any argument against that, and throughout the last several administrations this authority has been tested far too often. However when the 45th POTUS, who has pledged to reduce and remove our presence in the region responds (as he should) to an immediate need to defend our men in the theater of wars created by all of his predecessors, he is backhanded by our congress.
The feckless congressional leadership in its attempt to undercut the efforts of the president to implement his peace through strength mission voted to morally support our enemies by allowing the passage of a resolution that claims the president has none of the powers guaranteed him by our constitution.
General Jack accepts none of that. He says:
“I voted against H. Con. Res. 83, the House Democrats’ dangerous War Powers Resolution. As it’s merely a resolution, this type of legislation is never presented to the President and therefore holds no force or effect of law. The Democrats are clearly not serious, and this purely political resolution is just another attempt to weaken President Trump and ultimately weaken America.
“Attempting to tie the Administration’s hands at this time is dangerous, and Democrats publicly projecting to our adversaries that we won’t use force puts Americans at risk and endangers the safety of the United States and our allies.”
The 1st District representative is right.
If congress wants to end our efforts in the middle east region, This is not the way to do it.