'Insulting Resolution': Trump Vetoes Congressional Measure Curbing Military Action Against Iran | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Insulting Resolution': Trump Vetoes Congressional Measure Curbing Military Action Against Iran

US President Donald Trump has vetoed a bill that would have reined in his power to unilaterally make war against Iran. The bill was passed by lawmakers after the White House's January decision to assassinate a leading Iranian general without notifying Congress, bringing the region to the brink of war.

In March, federal lawmakers passed a resolution amending the War Powers Act of 1973 by requiring the president to obtain Congressional approval before ordering military actions against other states.

"Congress should not have passed this resolution," the White House said in a Wednesday news release on Trump's behalf announcing the veto decision.

"This was a very insulting resolution, introduced by Democrats as part of a strategy to win an election on November 3 by dividing the Republican Party," the statement read. "The few Republicans who voted for it played right into their hands."

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