Murphy said: “I still have to be convinced that any president has the necessary authorization to conduct a retaliatory strike, especially in countries outside of Iraq.” He pointed out that although the previous authorization is outdated, it still allows the use of force in Iraq. .
Murphy added: “I heard nothing today, which convinced me that I have a reason to apply to any government.”
Based on a separate reading of the briefing provided to POLITICO, the aides felt that the Biden administration’s answer to their question was “unsatisfactory” and “not a lot of substance”.
Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (DN.J.) said that the Biden administration has not yet scheduled a briefing for the senators participating in the panel meeting, adding that he is continuing to fight for it. However, starting from Wednesday, the Senate will start a marathon to pass Biden’s coronavirus mitigation plan, which is expected to be completed in the rest of the week.
Murphy said: “After a major and serious matter has occurred, it is strange that you will report to the employees instead of the members.”
Senators on both sides were frustrated. They did not receive sufficient notice of the strike, and Biden ordered the strike without prior approval from Congress.
“I learned from the news. I am a member of the Armed Forces and the Foreign Relations Committee. I don’t think I should study like this.” Senator T. Kaine (Democratic Party) has been trying to suppress The power of the presidential war.
Kane added that because Biden is chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, “he should know more than most people, not just about anyone, the first branch must play a role here.”
Biden told congressional leaders that after the Iran-backed militias attacked US troops in recent weeks, he ordered a strike in Syria in “self-defense.” Republican hawks such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said they support Biden’s decision and emphasized the ambiguity of the party’s stance on the president’s power to war.