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He's marching to the drumbeat of war

I'm deeply concerned about the building tensions with Iran and the Trump Administration's increasing drumbeat of war. It's just the next possible destination in a long line of presidential overreach that could cost far too many lives unless we take action.

John Bolton has been publicly calling for the U.S. to strike Iran since 2007 and was a part of the Cheney cabal that falsified intelligence and pushed the Bush Administration to war with Iraq. That was the worst foreign policy action in our country's recent history and it destabilized the entire region, killing millions of people, including our own American troops. Our country must consider every move cautiously and highly scrutinize any call to war.

That's why I've introduced the War Powers Amendments of 2019 to reinforce congressional authority to declare war as laid out in Article I of the Constitution and the War Powers Resolution of 1973.

Sign the petition: stand up for a safer America right now, tell Congress to assert its authority under the Constitution.

Donald Trump's ridiculous use of Twitter for foreign policy and desire to consolidate executive power are putting America's safety at risk and making a mockery of our constitutional system of checks and balances.

It's time for Congress to reassert that the power to declare and wage war belongs where the Constitution wishes it: in the hands of the elected leaders in Congress.

The American people deserve to know the full scope of any potential conflict – including an exit strategy – before the U.S. considers another military campaign in the Middle East or anywhere else in the world.

Sign my petition. Urge Congress to take action.

Peter

Posted on August 2, 2019.

As Independent as Oregon.

Peter DeFazio's common-sense proposals aim to create good-paying jobs, expand access to affordable health care and develop options outside of the for-profit marketplace, restore economic and educational opportunities, hold government accountable and tip the scales of inequality back in favor of hard-working Oregonians.

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