Well, the Democratic response is predictable….
Sen. Murphy: "I was deeply surprised at the lack of information presented by the administration regarding a specific imminent threat … I was, I think, both surprised and saddened to not have that information before us. I think it is likely because it doesn't exist." Via ABC pic.twitter.com/rnoEG1ZYc5— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 8, 2020
Wonder what the GOP response is….
Natl Security officials gave a compelling briefing to Senators just now. They answered every important question.— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) January 8, 2020
Anyone who walks out & says they aren’t convinced action against #Soleimani was justified is either never going to be convinced or just oppose everything Trump does.
Seems not all GOP senators got the memo…
GOP Sen. Mike Lee railing on the Iran briefing just now from senior administration officials, calling it “the worst briefing I’ve had on a military issue in my nine years” in the Senate— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 8, 2020
Here's some more spicy Mike Lee:— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 8, 2020
"One of the messages that we received from the briefers was: Do not debate, do not discuss the issue of appropriateness of further military intervention against Iran. And that if you do you'll be emboldening Iran"
Sen. Mike Lee: "I find it insulting, I find it demeaning" to the Senate and the Constitution.— Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) January 8, 2020
Rand Paul echoes Lee and calls instructions by administration not to debate military action “particularly insulting.”— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 8, 2020
“I think we need to debate the separation of powers,” he adds
Republican senator Mike Lee blasts the Trump administrations post-Iran briefing, says they were told they could not dissent from Trump, couldn't debate it, and if Trump needed justification to go to war "I'm sure we could think of something" pic.twitter.com/bfyPqoSf8c— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) January 8, 2020
The House is moving forward with @RepSlotkin's War Powers Resolution limiting the President’s military actions regarding Iran. The Admin must work with the Congress to advance an immediate, effective de-escalatory strategy which prevents further violence. https://t.co/i3KU9bqWqh pic.twitter.com/9bwnjBMjnz— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 8, 2020