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Opinion The Senate should act on legislation to limit Trump’s war-making powers

Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), left, and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the Capitol on Jan. 8.
Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), left, and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the Capitol on Jan. 8. (Tom Brenner/Reuters)
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Regarding the Jan. 15 news article “4 GOP senators to back measure on war powers”:

Kudos to Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Todd C. Young (R-Ind.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) for their integrity in standing up for the resolution put forward by Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) that joins the House to remind the administration that the Constitution gave Congress the right to declare war.

Let’s hope more senators will do the right thing and stand up to the Trump administration’s contorted and unsubstantiated stance that the United States was under “imminent threat” before killing Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani.

The Trump administration is dangerous, but we have a way to stand up and take away its power to start a war with Iran. The House has acted. The Senate should get on board.

Katherine Cole, Reston

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