WASHINGTON – Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) joined Senator Sanders, Senator Paul, Congressman Ro Khanna, and others on a letter asking President Trump to sign a resolution pursuant to the War Powers Act calling for the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen after the House passed it earlier on Thursday.
“The Founders placed the power to declare war squarely in the legislative branch so that it would reside in the body most accountable to the people. With passage of this resolution, we have reasserted Congress’s constitutional role over declaring war and over putting American blood and treasure on the line. It is long past time that we end U.S. involvement in this unauthorized, unjustified, and immoral war that has caused immense human suffering. Today’s vote in the House sends this resolution to the president’s desk, and I encourage President Trump to sign this legislation.”
The full text of the letter can be found below.