January 11, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Ron Wright (R-TX) voted “No” on the War Powers Resolution Thursday January 9.
“I voted NO on the Democrats’ unconstitutional War Powers Resolution,” he said.
“President Trump used the authority granted to him by Article II of the Constitution of the United States to defend our nation and protect the safety of all Americans. The non-binding resolution we voted on today has no legal basis and is nothing more than a messaging stunt designed to undermine the President’s ability to put American interests first. Make no mistake, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist. He was the mastermind of countless attacks on our troops and had the blood of over 600 Americans on his hands. In the days before his death, he led an attack that killed a U.S. contractor and orchestrated another on our Embassy in Baghdad. In the days and months to come, he was planning to up the ante.
President Trump acted swiftly and decisively to take Soleimani off the battlefield — protecting American lives and interests. This resolution is an attempt to cripple the President’s ability to act as Commander In Chief, leaving our national security hanging in the balance.”