A small pack of House Democrats voted against a nonbinding resolution to curb President Trump’s authority to use military force against Iran.
The measure, which directs Trump “pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution to terminate the use of United States Armed Forces to engage in hostilities in or against Iran,” passed in a 224-194 vote on Thursday.
The resolution will not reach the president’s desk, but it sent a signal that Democrats lack confidence in Trump’s actions against Iran, specifically his decision to kill Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike last week.
Eight Democrats broke ranks and voted against it:
- Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey
- Kendra Horn of Oklahoma
- Joe Cunningham of South Carolina
- Elaine Luria of Virginia
- Ben McAdams of Utah
- Stephanie Murphy of Florida
- Anthony Brindisi and Max Rose of New York